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Free Falling McRoberts Lands In Portland

Free Falling McRoberts Lands In Portland

After the season ended and he declared for the draft, Duke big man Josh McRoberts was absolutely certain he'd walk across the stage in New York City to shake David Stern's hand that he forfeited the rest of his college eligibility to sign with an agent. By the time McRoberts heard his name called on Thursday, Stern's assistant was the one doing the announcements.

Before his sophomore season began, McRoberts appeared to be a likely top 15 pick in the draft, but a season in the spotlight exposed some very serious deficiencies in the Carmel native's game. Apparently those in charge of scouting and investing a team's future in the new wave of talent noticed. After deferring to J.J. Redick and Shelden Williams as a freshman, the 6-foot-10 McRoberts spent his...

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