Im sorry but I can never root against Butler, unless of course they are playing us. In an era of NCAA scandals amongst the "power 6" conferences (Florida paying Tiny Gallon the most recent), and where one and dones outnumber college graduates on some teams, seeing one of the elite programs in college basketball keep an emphasis on the student portion of being a student athlete is very refreshing.
To have the best player on a final four team being bussed to class from Lucas Oil stadium in between practices is admirable, especially for someone who is being informed that he is a likely 1st round (if not lottery) draft pick. I hope they win it all..
Devoted fan of the MILWAUKEE PANTHERS.
The Milwaukee Panthers, Formerly the best hyphenated program in Division 1 Basketball.
From what I have read, if they can return this present cast and with the additions they have, expect them to start ranked in the top 5. If they have a season as good or better than last year they could enter the tourney next year as a 1 or 2 seed. That is, if Stevens and Hayward are back.
If he is going to get in the NBA he needs to do it now. The owners are planning a lockout and want to crush the union in 2011. Things could get ugly. He needs to take advantage of this while he can.
If he does indeed leave, Butler is not the same team. They will not be ranked in the top ten. They become a very beatable team in the HL. It would be nice to see him stay because of what it does for Butler representing the league at a national level, but from a selfish standpoint his leaving helps UWM and other teams.
Post by JG Panthers on Apr 14, 2010 14:28:49 GMT -6
Have you been paying attention to the volume of players that have opted for the NBA because of that? Hayward will not get nearly the contract he will in most years because of his draft value. If I were him (easy to say because I'm not), I would wait until next year to see what happens with the lock out. Worst case scenario? He plays four years at Butler and goes to the league in 2012...