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T already blogged the blockbuster story in the diaries. But this deserves attention on the center court.

So much for our goodbyes!


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When both Augustin and Abrams from Texas also put their names in the draft (tryouts) (also Ellington and Lawson from UNC), I started having this weird hunch that he was coming back. But I didn't want to jinx anything here on BN.

Well this alleviates the concerns re. potential nuclear scenario a lot. Love is still gone and he is not coming back. I am not holding out hope for RW. But if we can hold on to LRMAM, AA2, and JS ...look out.

But already next year with DC our line up looking better than the what we anticipated in the worst case scenario.

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Collison Holiday Stanback Gordon Keefe
Anderson Roll Lee

We still have to wait and see what happens with Roll because the injury he suffered is difficult to get back from. But this is still a huge development. And as I said above if we can even get either Luc or AA2 or both back, we are going to be set.


Coach Howland was emotional in his reaction:

"I have no doubt Darren would have been a first-round draft choice this season," UCLA Head Coach Ben Howland said. "It tears me up thinking about his loyalty to the program and it will be very special with him returning next year."
We can now look forward to potentially the back college back court in America in 08-09. I also have a feeling with so much speed in our line up we are going to see the same terrorizing Ben Ball defense but with a faster tempo on both sides of the court. I am already getting fired up for our next tip off.