According to the Associated Press, Florida sophomore center Marreese Speights has decided to test the NBA Draft waters. Speights, who averaged 14.5 points and 8.1 rebounds per game this season, will not hire an agent.
Other players heading into the Draft include LSU's Anthony Randolph, Arizona's Chase Budinger and Alabama's Ronald Steele.
According to ESPN.com, Billy Donovan will be introduced by the Orlando Magic as their new head coach tomorrow. Original reports had the signing at six year, $36 million, but the Associated Press is reporting that the deal will be for five years at $27.5 million. Many expect Florida to look to former assistant and current VCU head coach Anthony Grant to fill the vacancy.
SI.com’s Stewart Mandel ranks the top-10 active coaches in the country. He says that it is not a career-achievement list and that it is more based on recent achievement. Moreover, he says that only coaches that have been a head coach for at least three seasons were considered. Billy Donovan of Florida is #1.
In a rare positive off-the-court story, Gary Parrish takes a look at the side of Joakim Noah that most never get to see.