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.
There’s bedlam in the NBA — absolute chaos. It is heartening to see the solidarity, the compassion and the desire to create positive change that has come about as a direct consequence to Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s deplorable comments. It has also, to an extent, dimmed the lights on the greatest NBA playoff show in a long time.
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…
You better believe that we nerds are only going to keep rising to the top in the next few years. Andrew Luck and Aaron Rodgers will be dominating the NFL for the foreseeable future, Mark Appel is the early favorite to snag baseball’s No. 1 pick this summer and, until further notice, the Linsanity is going to continue in Madison Square Garden.
Hospital expansion… Parking at Vaden… Westboro and the First Amendment… Oakland streetcar… Peace conference… Arizona students… Sharks… Robin Lopez… Don’t sit there… Graduate honors… Big Game scenario… Stanford news from around the Web for Thursday, July 15, 2010.