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The Los Angeles Clippers selected Oklahoma’s Blake Griffin with the No. 1 pick in the 2009 NBA draft.
"It’s great to know exactly where I’m going and it is set in stone," Griffin said on ESPN.
""It’s official: Arizona junior guard Mustafa Shakur is making himself available for the NBA draft. He is not hiring an agent, making it possible to withdraw from the draft and return to the team if he doesn’t get a sense of being selected this summer. "I think this is a good opportunity to further showcase my skills," Shakur said through the school’s sports information office."
"Three Florida sophomores projected to be first-round draft picks in June have chosen college life and a chance to repeat as national champions. But there is time for each to make another decision.
"With or without the departure of Quin Snyder, Missouri’s Thomas Gardner contends he intended to gauge his value in the 2006 NBA draft. In that regard, Gardner said Wednesday in Columbia: “This year really had no determination on what I would have done. “Even if we went to the (NCAA) tournament and Coach wouldn’t have got fired, I still would have made this decision.”