Gophers' Ralph Sampson declares for NBA draft

There are 20 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Apr 28, 2011, titled Gophers' Ralph Sampson declares for NBA draft. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

University of Minnesota center-forward Ralph Sampson III has filed as an early-entry candidate for the NBA draft June 23, but Gophers teammate Trevor Mbakwe is not on the list released today by the league.

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Scott in Orlando

Orlando, FL

#22 Apr 28, 2011
Sampson is clearly not NBA caliber, although Mbakwe probably is - though he could use another year at the collegiate level. I have to admit that I laughed out loud when I saw the headline on Ralph III!

Since: Feb 08

Rochester, MN

#23 Apr 28, 2011
Yo Ralph --

Please return my duffel bag and stay out of my stash.
--- Devoe
yeah sure

Saint Paul, MN

#24 Apr 28, 2011
I remember Ralph Sampson, and you son, are no Ralph Sampson. You will never fill your daddy's shoes.
Saul Alinsky

South Saint Paul, MN

#25 Apr 28, 2011
Couple of years ago Coach Smith told a couple of his players to put their name out for the draft to get the experience and to find out what their value is and what they needed to do to improve their position in the draft for the next year.
Ron

Two Rivers, WI

#26 Apr 28, 2011
Great, I hope some guy with the talent of Childress is picking. They will take him and we will be free of him. The guy that left for
SD would do better in the pros, he can't score either but can bang guys around just fine and overall was far better. He had three things that Sampson baby will never have Guts, cojones, and heart!
Holy Cow

Saint Paul, MN

#27 Apr 28, 2011
I hope he does go into the draft so we won't have to watch his weak butt play for the U anymore.
stadium4u

Belmont, MI

#28 Apr 28, 2011
Well at least hewont be in trevors way any more
STP

Saint Paul, MN

#29 Apr 29, 2011
I'm sure teams will spend more time trying to find where he is on film more than anything. It'll be like a "Where's Waldo" sort of deal. Good luck in the NBA D-League Ralph, or with your soft play you will fit right in in the European league.
STP

Saint Paul, MN

#30 Apr 29, 2011
The apple fell very far away from the tree. Keep up with your sewing or kniting or whatever you call it, yeah we know the truth Ralph, there have been more than one player that has exposed your true passion in life.
Ron

Saint Cloud, MN

#31 Apr 29, 2011
you gotta be kidding!!!!!!!!!!
MVF

Monticello, MN

#32 Apr 29, 2011
I'm a middle aged fat white guy who can't jump and I think I have as much chance getting drafted as this guy. I know I would play with more emotion and intensity.
Chicken Little

Chicago, IL

#33 Apr 30, 2011
Ralph is a comedian.
driscoll

Eden Prairie, MN

#34 Apr 30, 2011
Bye bye Ralphie--good luck playing in Europe with all the other wimps
DJB

Minneapolis, MN

#35 May 1, 2011
What a JOKE! He can't even be an effective Big 10 player. How is he going to do in the NBA?
PeteP

Ely, MN

#37 May 3, 2011
Ralphy boy the 3rd you need more time as a college player and you will have to toughen up a lot more than you are right now. Don't give up your elgibility for something you cannot do at this time.
Todd

Spring Hill, FL

#38 May 3, 2011
Several NBA coaches and GM's are impressed with Ralph Sampson 111 and how loud he can fart.
Scott in Orlando

Orlando, FL

#39 May 3, 2011
driscoll wrote:
Bye bye Ralphie--good luck playing in Europe with all the other wimps
Europe? You give him too credit. I predict the Philippines!
Adam

Saint Paul, MN

#40 May 3, 2011
redlyn wrote:
Sampson going pro? He is not even a good college player.
Does he think his name is all he needs?
Probably good enough for the Wolves...
CraigInTwinCitie s

Stillwater, MN

#41 May 3, 2011
OK. But has he hired an agent (meaning he's a goner for sure) or did he refrain from that (meaning he might be back if he doesn't get drafted high enough)?
MIKE

Minneapolis, MN

#42 May 5, 2011
Now that's funny.....

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