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Inside look at high school and Oakland University sports from Oakland Press sports writer Dave Pemberton.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Quick hits

— I was a little surprised to see IUPUI’s George Hill get drafted 26th overall to the Spurs in the NBA Draft. Not that I don’t think he is talented enough to be picked that high, but nobody had him projected that high. My first thought when I heard he was staying in the draft was that a team told him they would pick him in the first round, like San Antonio claims they did. He waited so long to hire an agent that I didn’t think he would leave early without some type of guarantee. But congratulations to him and IUPUI. I think he could end up being a steal from a small school for the Spurs, similar to Rodney Stuckey for the Pistons. Maybe kids from small schools will become a rage like Europeans did, lol. I will try to keep tabs how Hill does in the Summer Leagues.

— Apparently Ray McCallum Jr., the son of new Detroit Mercy coach Ray McCallum, has decided to attend Detroit Country Day. McCallum Jr. is a highly touted point guard and should improve an already ultra-talented Yellowjackets squad. Country Day already returns three seniors who have committed to Division I schools in DaShonte Riley (Georgetown), Donnavan Kirk (Miami, Fla.) and Jordan Dumars (South Florida).

— Also my co-workers Keith Dunlap and Pat Caputo are putting together a list of the greatest prep teams in Oakland County history. There will a ballot coming out next week or so, but to nominate a team E-mail sports editor I’m sure this list will spark some debates with all the great teams in the county over the years.

— One last thing. A few Oakland basketball fans have put together a new message board for the Golden Grizzlies fans. Check it out here


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