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Butler's Mack remaining in NBA Draft

Posted on: May 8, 2011 11:19 am
Edited on: May 8, 2011 11:22 am
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Shelvin Mack has decided to forgo his final year of eligibility and remain in the NBA Draft.

The news was first reported by Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.

Mack helped the Bulldogs make the past two Final Fours. The 6-foot-3 guard averaged 16 points per game last season. He's projected by most to be selected late in the first round or early in the second round of next month's draft.

The deadline for underclassmen to withdraw from the draft is tonight.
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Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: May 9, 2011 3:58 pm
 

Butler's Mack remaining in NBA Draft

The thing you are forgetting is most of these kids Butler recruits are Indiana kids, like Howard and Hayward.  I'll take the 2nd rated Indiana kids over the top kids from at least half of the states in the U.S.  They can shoot and play fundamental basketball.  Stevens has stocked his program.  They won't be in the title game next season, but they'll continue winning.  However, during the regular season this past year, this was the worst Butler team they had in the past 5 seasons.  They just started playing well in late February. 



Since: Apr 6, 2009
Posted on: May 9, 2011 2:28 pm
 

Butler's Mack remaining in NBA Draft

Shelvin Mack is the only player from Lexington, Kentucky to play in the Championship game in the last 13 years.  This will open the door for Kentucky's Mr Basketball to head to Butler next year.  Butler had no spots available but a month ago Kentucky's Mr. Basketball included Butler as one of his schools of interest.  Lets be real here.  He has a better chance playing in the national title game at Butler than he would have had he gone to Kentucky, lol.



Since: Apr 4, 2011
Posted on: May 9, 2011 11:24 am
 

Butler's Mack remaining in NBA Draft

After what Butler did last year, I wouldn't count them out! Great program they have over there!



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: May 9, 2011 11:18 am
 

Butler's Mack remaining in NBA Draft

That was the story last year after the loss of key players . . . but check the outcome!  Granted, Mack's leaving will drop Butler considerably in the polls, but it's a bit premature to count them out of the national picture.

Did you forget that Matt Howard is also graduating this year and will be gone? Butler is NIT bound next year.



Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: May 9, 2011 1:51 am
 

Butler's Mack remaining in NBA Draft

Butler also only has to win the Horizon League to go dancing, not compete against an ACC slate.  Get in, and anything can happen.

But expecting a repeat of the past two years is a bit much.



Since: Sep 21, 2010
Posted on: May 8, 2011 6:55 pm
 

Butler's Mack remaining in NBA Draft

Ok so who exactly does Butler have coming back next year, or coming in next year, to make anyone think they will be in the national picture? They weren;t even good last year until March, Stevens is a GREAT coach but they have absolutely no top end talent or veterans coming back or coming in. This is not Duke or UNC people.



Since: Aug 5, 2010
Posted on: May 8, 2011 1:38 pm
 

Butler's Mack remaining in NBA Draft

Not necessarily!...Brad Stevens is quickly proving to be a top notch coach and he still may yet be able to put Butler in a position to win next year.  Losing Mack will definitely hurt the scoring output but Butler wins with defense and they have some talented recruits coming in.  The said the same thing last year when Gordon Heyward turned pro and yet Butler was still able to make it to the title game!



Since: Jan 23, 2008
Posted on: May 8, 2011 1:26 pm
 

Butler's Mack remaining in NBA Draft

What is he thinking?   He is not even a projected 1st rd pick.    Could have come back and been a basketball God in Indiana and he decides to declare for the draft, get picked in the 2nd rd, and ride the pine next year.

Way to go Shelvin!



Since: Dec 20, 2008
Posted on: May 8, 2011 12:35 pm
 

There goes Butler??

That was the story last year after the loss of key players . . . but check the outcome!  Granted, Mack's leaving will drop Butler considerably in the polls, but it's a bit premature to count them out of the national picture.
   Mr. Mack sees the chance to seize an opportunity, which Mr. Parrish constantly advocates. From here in Europe, it is difficult to ascertain where one might end up in the draft, but with others electing to return for what might be a championship season, Mack's chances are probably better as a result.
  Certainly wish he would have stayed . . a third final game could have been in the 'cards'!




Since: Sep 21, 2010
Posted on: May 8, 2011 12:18 pm
 

Butler's Mack remaining in NBA Draft

There goes Butler



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