After a school-record 136 games as a Washington Husky, forward Quincy Pondexter will learn his next team sometime Thursday evening.
By most accounts, Pondexter will begin his NBA career as a late-first- or early-second-round selection in tonight’s NBA draft.
“I’m trying not to think about it too much but there’s no choice,” Pondexter said. “You get bugged with it a lot, and I’m just real anxious to see where I end up, what city I’ll be living in next year and the teammates I’ll have. It’s something I’ve been dreaming of since I was a kid.”
Pondexter said that in Milwaukee after a recent workout for the Bucks. Since then, he has decided against talking to local media in advance of the draft. However, he will be on the UW campus Thursday night, and has agreed to be interviewed after he is selected.
Most mock drafts have him going after the first two dozen or so prospects are taken. In a random sample Wednesday, ESPN the Magazine had him going 24th, NBAdraft.net had him 37th and InsideHoops.com simply put him on the bubble between the first and second rounds.
Here’s our story from the Thursday TNT.
Here is a look at the Pac-10’s dreary prospects from Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury news.