June 10, 2014

Cleanthony Early and the NBA Draft


The Wichita Eagle's Paul Suellentrop takes you inside Wichita State sports.

Former Shocker Cleanthony Early is making the rounds at NBA workouts. We are 16 days from the NBA Draft and it appears certain Cleanthony Early will end a Wichita State drought that stretches to 1987 and likely end one dating 1985. Henry Carr (1987, 7th round, Clippers) is the most recent Shocker drafted. Xavier McDaniel (1985, Seattle) is the last Shocker to go in the first round.

Where Early stands in mock drafts: – No. 18 to Phoenix DraftExpress – No. 34 to Dallas – No. 17 to Boston, No. 20 to Toronto, No. 23 to Utah – No. 18 to Phoenix Not included in’s mock. Cleveland Plain-Dealer – No. 23 to Utah CSNNE – No. 21 to Oklahoma City Arizona Republic: No. 21 to Oklahoma City

The Sporting News: NBA execs ask some weird questions.

Boston Herald: Ainge wonders if Early can move from power forward to small forward

NESN: Early knows why he goes to workouts – to prove he is the best.

48 Minutes of Hell: Early’s age may cap his upside.

Deseret News: Early fits Utah’s needs.

Valley of the Suns: What position does Early play?

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