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Ole Miss' Polynice finished with college hoops

Posted on: April 21, 2010 12:09 pm
Edited on: April 21, 2010 12:13 pm
 

Eniel Polynice is scheduled to graduate next month and has thus decided not to return for his final season at Ole Miss, the school announced Wednesday.

“I have enjoyed my experience as a student-athlete during my four years at Ole Miss,” said Polynice, who redshirted with an injury in the 2008-09 season. “I will be the first person in my family to graduate from college in a few weeks, and now I’m ready to pursue my dream of playing professional basketball.”

Polynice averaged 8.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game this season. He's the second Rebel to declare for the NBA Draft (the first was Terrico White), and could be one of three if Chris Warren also declares before Sunday's deadline. A source told CBSSports.com that Warren is still gathering information and undecided.
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Since: Mar 16, 2009
Posted on: April 22, 2010 12:45 pm
 

Ole Miss' Polynice finished with college hoops

He may be related in some way, but Olden isn't his father.




Since: Aug 29, 2007
Posted on: April 22, 2010 11:23 am
 

Ole Miss' Polynice finished with college hoops

That would be: Not to drum UP much bikkering....and.....Three Figure Salaries to play overseas right now!



Since: Aug 29, 2007
Posted on: April 22, 2010 11:21 am
 

Ole Miss' Polynice finished with college hoops

Not to drum much bikkering, but he did say "Professional Basketball" and there are many more outlets for this statement than just the NBA, mostly the EuroLeague, D-League and CBA among others would fit this category and you can make an interesting life for yourself and a very nice living playing overseas, lets not always assume "Pro" means NBA you would be doing the World of Basketball an injustice.   figure salaries to play overseas right now, and this never crossed your mind?



Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: April 22, 2010 11:15 am
 

Ole Miss' Polynice finished with college hoops

Whats in the water in Oxford?  I can see Terrico White in the NBA, but snead trying for nfl and polynice for nba.  borderline stand up material.



Since: Sep 6, 2009
Posted on: April 22, 2010 2:06 am
 

Ole Miss' Polynice finished with college hoops

Is this guy of any relation to Olden Polynice who was a center for the Seattle SuperSonics in the late 80's, early 90's?



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: April 22, 2010 1:16 am
 

Ole Miss' Polynice finished with college hoops

He is getting his degree early.

He will be a college graduate.

This is an unusual case.  Usually, a player who leaves early ill-advised has nothing to fall back upon.

He will have a college degree to fall back on if his hoop dreams fail to realize.

He is taking a chance, but realistically I am not certain another year in college would drastically help this older player with a degree.




Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: April 21, 2010 10:49 pm
 

'Polynice leaving??? may be right move.

Seems to me a person getting a college degree would be smart enough to know Eniel Polynice is not likely NBA draft material.

Where he plans to play is in question because it would be a leap of faith to think he is ready for the NBA.

With that being said, the question is what would another year of college play do for him is a good question.  He needs to get better and pros could do that at a higher level. Work on a higher degree may not be what he wants.

And playing overseas is still good work if you are ready for it. He could be like many other college players who play overseas for 10 or 12 years and are happy with that.

Good luck to him, and well wishs because he does have a degree in 4 years. Well done.



Since: Nov 25, 2008
Posted on: April 21, 2010 10:21 pm
 

Ole Miss' Polynice finished with college hoops

This kid will not get drafted and if he does I will be very surprised. He was a pretty good player but there are far more talented ones out there. There are too many underclassmen declaring to go into the draft early. A lot of them will not get drafted and I think this will change a lot of kid's minds about going in early. Everyone is starting to get greedy and it is changing basketball.



Since: Apr 21, 2010
Posted on: April 21, 2010 5:34 pm
 

Ole Miss' Polynice finished with college hoops

Does he get drafted? Any opinions? I feel many of these players entereing may not be the top of draft boards.


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