Men’s basketball’s sophomore forward Kezie “KZ” Okpala officially declared his eligibility for the NBA draft on Wednesday night, submitting his name to the NBA’s Undergraduate Advisory Committee. Okpala, whose name has been tossed around in lottery-pick mock drafts all season, has the chance to be the first Stanford player drafted in the lottery since Robin and Brook Lopez in 2008.
This has been a rebound season for Brook Lopez, the 10th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft.
Josh Huestis and Dwight Powell, not even one month after graduation, became the first Cardinal players to be taken in the NBA Draft since Landry Fields was picked in the second round by the New York Knicks in 2010.
The Stanford men’s basketball team will attempt to accomplish something tonight it has never done under head coach Johnny Dawkins: defeat the Washington Huskies in Seattle. Even including a 79-67 home victory against the Huskies on Jan. 18, Stanford (15-7, 6-4 Pac-12) owns just a 2-9 record against Washington (13-11, 5-6) with Dawkins as head coach. The losing streak in Seattle spans four games, with the Cardinal’s last win coming back on Jan. 31, 2008, when Brook Lopez’s monster 31-point, 13-rebound performance powered Stanford to a 65-51 victory.
Why do you make it so hard for me to hate you, Johnny Dawkins? Why do you exude a professionalism I can only assume was ingratiated in you as a child, cultivated as a star for Michael William Krzyzewski’s Blue Devils and refined as a protégée of “Coach K” when you were done doing your…
Star linebacker Shayne Skov ’13 was transported to the San Jose main jail and booked for driving under the influence at 2 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 29th, according to a report by the Stanford University Department of Public Safety (SUDPS).
Parkinson’s disease research … Brook Lopez on his way to US world championship team … Stanford Send-off Season … Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky tie the knot … Zac Efron (sort of) comes to Stanford … Stanford news from around the web for July 29, 2010.