Gophers' Ralph Sampson declares for NBA draft

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. Full Story
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DD Austin

Meridian, MS

#1 Apr 28, 2011
Sampson hasn't shown anything at the college level that he is anything but an ordinary big player. No way is he NBA material as is. You would think his dad would tell hime that. He needs to be able to stand out in college first! Time to take his name out of hat and stay another year and develop more game!
Sports Dog

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Apr 28, 2011
Sampson has a better chance being a stand up comic than an NBA player.
the real just another day

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Apr 28, 2011
The timberdoodles have their man now!
Fred Frederickson

Fond Du Lac, WI

#4 Apr 28, 2011
ARE YOU SERIOUS??????? This guy is not even an average Big Ten player. Totally soft and would get killed in the NBA. Unbelievable.

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Apr 28, 2011
has he seen video of himself?? come on...around the basket he'd fold quicker then superman on laundry day...soft as charmin...
Joe Blow

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Apr 28, 2011
After his lackadaisical performance last season, he will be lucky if he gets picked in the 25th round.

Since: Mar 09

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#7 Apr 28, 2011
WNBA draft?

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Apr 28, 2011
He's just familiarizing himself with the draft process and allowing scouts to give him candid feedback on his game. He is nowhere close to being ready for the NBA. This is a fairly common practice. If he hires an agent, then I retract all I said above and chalk him up as an ignorant loser.

Since: Mar 09

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#9 Apr 28, 2011
it's all part of the master plan.
Ralph Sampson Jr. played for Houston.
Kevin McHale is interviewing at Houston. McHale loves whimpy big guys.
Ralph sampson III declares for draft...????

Lanesboro, MN

#10 Apr 28, 2011
Sampson going pro? He is not even a good college player.
Does he think his name is all he needs?

Lanesboro, MN

#11 Apr 28, 2011
No way! Does he think he only needs his name?
Average DIII player.
sid hartman

Anoka, MN

#12 Apr 28, 2011
He will never make it. what a joke.Look for him to be back next year...

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Apr 28, 2011
when did they expand the nba draft to 19 rounds???

Eden Prairie, MN

#14 Apr 28, 2011
Ralph 3 has as much chance of being drafted by a NBA team as me or Stephen Hawking. Please Ralph, sign with an agent and free up a scholarship for a talented student-athlete who plays with pride and passion.

Owatonna, MN

#15 Apr 28, 2011
mr. sampson what have you been smoking??

Madison, WI

#16 Apr 28, 2011
The army is holding another draft? Sampson, all teams in the Big Ten need you still!

Winona, MN

#17 Apr 28, 2011
GREAT.......So do I!!

Saint Paul, MN

#18 Apr 28, 2011
Someone told him the NBA draft only has two rounds right?
Get a Grip

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Apr 28, 2011
I thought April Fools day was at the beginning of the month, not the end?

Since: Mar 09

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#20 Apr 28, 2011
redlyn wrote:
No way! Does he think he only needs his name?
he has the matching mustache, too.

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