Friday, January 18, 2008

More on the Shawn James article

I already mentioned the Axelrod article about Shawn James in this morning's PG, if you haven't read it yet, please do so now.

Here are some quotes from the article:

Shawn James on his future:

"If I feel we haven't accomplished our goals and lived up to our expectations of making it to the NCAA tournament and doing something, I'm thinking I'm coming back," said James, a communications major on schedule to earn an undergraduate degree in 2009. "After the season, I'll sit down with coach and with my family and we'll talk about [the NBA] and see where my head's at."

Marty Blake - The director of NBA scouting (pictured right):

"Shawn James is an unknown to the general public, but he's not an unknown to aficionados of pro basketball. We all know Shawn James, we know his game. The league always can use guys who are specialists. What makes him interesting is he is a tremendous shot-blocker. He reminds you a little bit of Bill Russell. Saying all James can do is block shots is like saying all Pavarotti can do is sing. He will get a chance to play in this league. It doesn't matter how old you are."

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