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PAC-10 Off-Season Changes

Posted on: April 8, 2009 1:55 am
Edited on: June 11, 2009 3:14 pm

The deadline for draft declarations has now passed, and any underclassman not listed for their respective schools will be returning barring a decision to transfer - though I don't see that happening on any account unless their name happens to be D.J. Shumpert. Players who have declared for the draft now have until June 15th to withdraw and return to school. Many of the players who have declared have not hired an agent and are eligible to return (including Nic Wise, Patrick Christopher, Taj Gibson, and Jrue Holiday).

The recruiting is still changing and there are a lot of circumstances currently brewing that could significantly change the face of their respective teams. If I'm not mistaken, recruits have until May 30th to sign a Letter of Intent. After that date, players can still verbally commit to a school, but it will not be a binding commitment.

It appears as though this off-season will have more changes to the conference than previous years, especially with Arizona's sudden attack on the recruiting trail and the huge list of underclassmen that have declared. There is certainly enough going on to keep things interesting until the final day to withdraw from the NBA draft.

Out: Jordan Hill, Chase Budinger, David Bagga, Fendi Onubon
In: C-Kyryl Natyazhko (4 Stars), SF-Solomon Hill (4-Stars), PF-Tremayne Johnson (NR)

Arizona State
Out: Jeff Pendergraph, James Harden
Unkown: None
In: SG-Trent Lockett (4-Stars), C-Ruslan Pateev (3 Stars), SG-Demetrius Walker (3 Stars), PF-Victor Rudd (3 Stars)

In: PF-Markhuri Sanders-Frison (3 Stars), PF-Bak Bak (3 Stars), PG-Brandon Smith (3 Stars)

Out: Frantz Dorsainvil, Churchill Odia
Unkown: None
In: SF-Jeremy Jacob (3 Stars), SF-E.J. Singler (3 stars), SF-Jamil Wilson (4 Stars)

Oregon State
Out: Kyle Bjornstad, Rickey Claitt, Joey McConnell
Unkown: None
In: C-Joe Burton (3 stars), SG-Roberto Nelson (4 Stars), PG-Jared Cunningham (4 Stars), C-Angus Brandt (3 Stars), SF-Rhys Murphy (3 Stars)

Out: Anthony Goods, Lawrence Hill, Mitch Johnson
Unkown: None
In: PF-Andy Brown (3 Stars)

Out: Alfred Aboya, Darren Collison, James Diefenbach, Josh Shipp, Jrue Holiday*
Unkown: None
In: SF-Tyler Honeycutt (4 Stars), SF-Mike Moser (4 Stars), PF-Reeves Nelson (4 Stars), PF-Brendan Lane (3 Stars), C-Anthony Stover (3 Stars)

Out: Terence Green, Marcus Johnson, Keith Wilkinson, DeMar DeRozan$, Taj Gibson*, Daniel Hackett$
Unkown: None
In: PG- Lamont "Momo" Jones (4 Stars), PF-Derrick Williams (3 Stars), SF-Evan Smith (NR)

Out: Jon Brockman, Justin Dentmon, Artem Wallace
Unkown: None
In: PG-Abdul Gaddy (5 Stars), PF-Charles Garcia (3 Stars), PF-Clarence Trent (3 Stars), SG- C.J. Wilcox (3 Stars)

Washington State
Out:Aron Baynes, Caleb Forrest, Daven Harmeling, Taylor Rochestie
Unkown: None
In: SG-Anthony Brown (3 Stars), Xavier Thames (3 Stars), PF-Brock Motum (NR)

*-Player has declared for the draft, but has not hired an agent and is eligible to return to college.



Category: NCAAB
Tags: PAC-10
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