USF's Gransberry not taken in NBA Draft
Thursday night's NBA Draft came and went without any good news for former USF center Kentrell Gransberry, who had hoped to be only the second Bulls player drafted in the last two decades.
Gransberry wasn't among 60 players selected -- neither was Hillsborough Community College's Keith Brumbaugh, who opted for the draft instead of playing major-college ball at schools such as USF. But the Big East's leading rebounder for the past two seasons is likely to earn a contract to play summer-league ball with an NBA team, giving him a chance to work his way onto a roster this fall. Expect news on that end as early as Friday. ...
Further proof of how ridiculously good the Big East should be this season: from all those teams, only four conference players were drafted. There were just three in the first round, with West Virginia's Joe Alexander going eighth, Georgetown's Roy Hibbert going 17th and Syracuse's Donte Greene falling all the way to 28th; Georgetown's Patrick Ewing Jr. went in the second round.