Dallas Colleges: Cole Aldrich

Big 12 early entries remain in NBA draft

May, 9, 2010
5/09/10
7:05
PM CT
None of the nine Big 12 underclassmen who declared early for the NBA draft withdrew before Saturday's deadline to retain their college eligibility.

Here's the full list of early entries.

Of the Big 12 players, ESPN Insider Chad Ford projects two as lottery picks in his first mock draft: Kansas' Cole Aldrich (No. 6 to Philadelphia) and Baylor's Ekpe Udoh (No. 10 to Indiana).

Ford also projects Kansas' Xavier Henry (15th to Milwaukee), Oklahoma State's James Anderson (17th to Chicago), Texas' Avery Bradley (25th to Memphis) and Oklahoma's Willie Warren of North Crowley (29th to Orlando) as first-round selections.

The other Big 12 players on the list are Iowa State's Craig Brackins and a pair of Oklahoma Sooners, Tiny Gallon and Tommy Mason-Griffin.

Jayhawks ruled while Pittman sat

February, 9, 2010
2/09/10
9:22
AM CT

When Pittman Sits, Jayhawks Roll


Texas' Dexter Pittman stopped Kansas’ Cole Aldrich. But when Pittman sat, the Jayhawks ruled the paint.

Texas Defense With Pittman
With Without
FG 11-34 15-31
Points in Paint 8 30
2nd Chance Points 2 11
Aldrich FG 0-7 2-3



For more on Pittman's impact against Kansas, Eamonn Brennan notes on the College Basketball Nation Blog that the big man led the Longhorns with two assists and the rest of the team combined for four dishes. Not a good sign.

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