Original June 15th, 2009 entry:
The deadline for withdrawal is 5:00 p.m. today, and ESPN’s Chad Ford is tracking the late deciders’ status. So far today, the ACC is 50/50 – Gani Lawal will return to a loaded Yellow Jacket frontcourt, and Jeff Teague likely knocked the Deacs out of every pre-season Top 25 list. Greivis Vasquez is still on the fence, but Ford expects him to return to Maryland.
UPDATE: Greivis will indeed return to Maryland for his senior season.
UPDATE: Teague not returning to the Weak Florists, joining teammate James Johnson in the draft.
ACCNow has a list and some analysis that calls Wake Forest the biggest loser.
Wake Forest stands as the biggest loser, with forward James Johnson and guard Jeff Teague exiting, although the Deacs kept forward Al-Farouq Aminu. After returning to the NCAA Tournament in 2009, the Deacs are tracking back towards the bottom third of the ACC in ’10.
In the draft
G Jeff Teague, Wake Forest
F James Johnson, Wake Forest
G Gerald Henderson, Duke
G Wayne Ellington, UNC
G Ty Lawson, UNC
F Brandon Costner, N.C. State
G Greivis Vasquez, Maryland
F Gani Lawal, Georgia Tech
F Dwayne Collins, Miami
F Al-Farouq Aminu, Wake Forest
June 18th, 2009 UPDATE:
First, you need to go back two months and read a very good entry that is married to what we are getting ready to share here.
With ^that work in mind, Joe Giglio re-vamps his look at next year’s Atlantic Coast Conference landscape after the winners and losers of the NBA draft exodus have been declared (in this good piece at ACC Area Sports)
3. Boston College
4. Georgia Tech
5. Florida State
8. Virginia Tech
10. N.C. State: The Sidney Lowe Era hits Phase 2 with his own players. (9)
11. Wake Forest
POLL:Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.