Friday, June 25, 2010

News and Notes: NBA Draft Friday Hangover Edition

Below, some news and notes from last night's NBA Draft:
The Ivy League was shut out of the 2010 NBA Draft on Thursday night.

Cornell's Jeff Foote and Ryan Wittman, and Harvard's Jeremy Lin were considered long shots to hear their names called in one of the NBA's two drafting rounds, and those indicators proved true.

Sixty total picks went by over the course of four-plus hours, but the Ivy League went without a player getting drafted for the 15th straight season. Penn's Jerome Allen was drafted in the second round of the 1995 draft.

Foote signed a three-year deal with the high-profile Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv club in Israel. Maccabi plays in the top European and Israeli leagues.

Foote, Wittman and Lin each worked out for multiple teams in the weeks leading up to the draft. Wittman said earlier in the week that it would not be a bad thing to go undrafted and be able to pick a team that might be a better fit for him.

Second-round draft picks are not guaranteed contracts, and must beat out other undrafted free agents for roster positions.
  • The Minneapolis Star Tribune also noted, "Twin Cities prep player, Cornell senior guard and Eden Prairie grad Ryan Wittman, went undrafted."

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