Memphis Grizzlies draft Sam Young 36th overall

The Memphis Grizzlies drafted PITT’s Sam Young 36th overall in the second round. Young was projected to be a late first round selection but fell to the Grizzlies at #36. PITT officials are stunned that Young did not get drafted in the 1st round.

NBA: With Stock on the Rise, Blair to workout for the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday

Fresh off a private workout with the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, DeJuan Blair will workout for the Charlotte Bobcats Friday morning, Inside Pittsburgh Sports has learned. The Bobcats have the 12th overall pick in the NBA draft and sources tell Inside Pittsburgh Sports that Blair may not be around when the Bobcats pick at #12.

Draft Combine: Young shoots for NBA future in backcourt

By Paul Ladewski CHICAGO — In four years at Pitt, Sam Young was almost anything that we wanted to be. There was Sam Young the poet. Sam Young the pianist. Sam Young the bowler. Sam Young the power forward. Sam Young the small forward. And don’t forget Sam Young, UConn-killer. But there’s at least one

Draft Combine: Blair has “no regrets” declaring for the NBA

By Paul Ladewski CHICAGO – Ten weeks have passed since DeJuan Blair played his final game in a Pitt uniform, and to see him at the NBA Draft Combine on Thursday afternoon, one message hit home more than any other. The big guy may have left Pittsburgh, but Pittsburgh isn’t about to leave him. Blair

NBA Draft Combine Preview

By Paul Ladewski CHICAGO – Much like last season, the Big East figures to be the big winners in the NBA draft next month. The conference could have as many as seven first-round selections, more than any conference in the country. The list includes Pitt products DuJuan Blair and Sam Young, who will be among

NBA: Blair declares for NBA draft, will hire representation

Updated: University of Pittsburgh center DeJuan Blair will declare for the NBA draft and will hire representation. Blair averaged 15.7 points and 12.3 rebounds this season and was the Big East co-player of the year. Blair is currently projected as a mid-late first round pick

Draft Report: Sam Young climbing the draft charts

Young #8 on Chad Ford’s updated Rankings In the NCAA tournament Sam Young showed the ability to score from anywhere on the floor and because of that, Young’s draft stock is currently on the rise. Chad Ford’s updated chart of the top 10 NBA prospects, which was shown last night on NBA Fastbreak, Young was

NBA Draft Watch: Blair in mid-late first round discussion

Pitt Panthers power forward DeJuan Blair is currently the hottest player in college basketball and recent performances like a 23-point, 22-rebound game against Notre Dame last week and a career high 32-point, 14 rebound game against Depaul yesterday has propelled Blair as a potential first round pick according to many NBA Draft Experts. An Inside

Could Lebron and Vince Carter Co-Exist?

Vince Carter to Cleveland? The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports many observers around the league think the Nets will make the veteran shooting guard available at the trade deadline, and the Cleveland Cavaliers will be in strong pursuit of Carter. Earlier in the season the Lakers were linked to Carter in a potential trade that would