Thursday, April 14, 2005

Chris Paul Declares

Official word came at 4:02 PM today that Wake Sophomore PG Chris Paul will declare for the NBA Draft and sign an agent.

Press conference quotes from the announcement here.

Paul to Declare for Draft

Chris Paul, Skip Prosser, and Wake AD Ron Wellman will hold a press conference today at 4:00 PM announcing his intention to declare for the NBA Draft and forgo his final 2 years of college eligibility, according to WFB's sources.

More on this story as it develops...

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Levy 3rd Pick in USBL Draft

Wake Senior Jamaal Levy was selected 3rd overall in the 2005 USBL Draft, guaranteeing that at least one of Wake's three graduating seniors will be playing professionally next year.

Other Wake opponents drafted include Jason Maxiell (Cincinnati - 2nd overall), D'Or Fischer (WVU - 5th overall), Jackie Manuel (UNC - 2nd Round), Jack Ingram (Illinois - 3rd Round), and Sharrod Ford (Clemson - 4th Round).

Friday, April 08, 2005

Downey Shines At Portsmouth, NCAA 3-Point Contest

After a much-needed hiatus following the NCAA Tournament loss to West Virginia, we're back and ready to keep the Deacon Nation updated until practice starts again on October 15th.

Senior Taron Downey began his NBA quest at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament Thursday, scoring 10 points and dropping 9 assists (with only 1 turnover) as his Norfolk Naval Shipyard Team beat the Tidewater Sealants 103-69.

This comes on the heels of Taron's strong showing in the NCAA 3-point Shooting Contest. He blew out Duke's Daniel Ewing in the first round, 16-7 (in the process posting the second-highest first round total out of the 8 competitors). In the final four, however, he was ousted, as he hit only 11 threes to fall behind the Diener cousins (Travis and eventual winner Drake) and Vermont's T.J. Sorrentine.

Stay with us throughout the spring and summer. Only 6 short months till Midnight Madness!