The surprise wasn’t that Jonny Ice was taken in the Top-10 or that Paul Harris and Devo were passed over on draft night.
The mind-bender was not even that the Wolves, with back-to-back picks, selected the two most dynamic point guards in the draft including Jonny.
The shocker was that a player who was rendered completely ineffective by the Syracuse zone in the NCAA tournament was taken THIRD overall last night.
Arizona State’s James Harden showed flashes of scoring ability during his brief stint in Tempe, but in the biggest game of his collegiate career, the Sun Devil was either clamped down upon or simply sleep-walking through the second-round of the tourney.
The Fizz was in attendance that afternoon at American Airlines Arena along the Miami Harbor and was incredulous at how lacking in energy and effectiveness Harden was at both ends of the court.
The THIRD best player in the draft?
Oh and BTW, the Wolves believe there is enough ball in the backcourt for both Rubio and Flynn, but consider the Jonny Ice pick insurance because of Rubio’s father already¬†suggesting the odds are that his son stays in Spain and never plays in the Arctic freeze of the Twin Cities.
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Notch another recruit for the SU class of 2010.
Defensive back Mario Tull is headed to the Hill in 2010.
In¬†Donnie Webb’s interview with Tull, he said Syracuse was the only school who recruited him.
The inferences from that can be whatever you want;¬†The Fizz sees a guy who has a pretty mean picture and seems excited to be coming to the Hill.
Syracuse basketball may have just landed itself half a recruit too.
Fizz sighting: Scoop Jardine at Acropolis yesterday, and it looked like he hadn’t spent too much time eating fast food at all.
Scoop looked about 15 pounds lighter, a good sign for a guard who’s physical credentials got him closer to the football team (6’1″, 190+ pounds).
Another step towards replacing Jonny Ice.