Send to KindleThe 2013 NBA draft has come and gone and while the draft class notoriously lacked star power, one thing it was not without was some serious intrigue.
Between an unforeseen selection at number one in UNLV’s Anthony Bennett, Kentucky’s star Nerlens Noel slipping outside the top five and a blockbuster deal that sent two future Hall of Famers away from the team they made relevant after nearly 20 years of mediocrity, last Thursday’s draft had it all.
And while last week’s draft provided a great deal of excitement among NBA fans, one thing it provided fans of the college game — as it does each and every year — was a reality check. After 60 players heard their names called, fans and alumni of some 35-40 universities and colleges throughout the country were left to accept the fact that their team’s best player or players will be donning a new uniform come 2013-2014.
That reality check was apparent for Providence College. Not only did the Friars lose their most talented player ...