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Deacon Dump 4/30: Gurley declares for NBA Draft, David Glenn talks with Bzdelik

There just isn't a ton to talk about or analyze lately, but we were able to dig up some interesting articles today to take you into your weekend. Best of luck to all the undergrads as they truck through finals. As always, if you have story ideas or discussion topics feel free to post a FanPost or leave some feedback in the comments.

All the Pretty Rookies of the Year -- NBA FanHouse
6. James Johnson, Bulls -- Charles Oakley Rookie of the Year. If Derrick Rose is the real post-Jordan savior of the Bulls, and if Johnson is no more skilled than what we saw during his mediocre rookie season, the motive for his selection becomes clear: the team knows Rose needs a bodyguard and has decided Kirk Hinrich is too flaky and Luol Deng too diplomatic. Taking the heat of LeBron's epochal dunk was just the first step toward a lifelong bond between Johnson and Rose. (TZ)

Woelk: Bzdelik 'proud' of his years at Colorado - Boulder Daily Camera
"It was painful," Bzdelik said. "But what I hope people realize is that no one is bigger than the program, including the head coach. Right now, the program is primed to realize the vision that we had three years ago, and that vision is this: To win, to go to the postseason and do so without compromising the moral and academic integrityof the University of Colorado.

Rossview's new football coach solidified resume at college level | | The Leaf Chronicle
While most high school football coaches dream of reaching the college or pro level, Ron Lambert has already walked that path. A former graduate assistant at Wake Forest, assistant coach at Southern Illinois and Eastern Illinois, and a defensive coordinator at Illinois State and Tennessee State University, Lambert is well versed in the college football experience.

UMass guard declares for NBA draft - The Boston Globe College Sports Blog -
nthony Gurley has declared for the NBA draft with one year of eligibility remaining at UMass. "Basically, I'm just trying to get a gauge of where I stand in the eyes of the NBA scouts," said Gurley, who was reached by phone Thursday afternoon. "I'm just going into the workouts to get some feedback from the teams."

David Glenn Chats With Jeff Bzdelik David Glenn
David Glenn recently caught up with new Wake Forest basketball coach Jeff Bzdelik on Glenn’s afternoon radio show. Among the topics they discussed: the nature of his previous relationship with Wake AD Ron Wellman; his offensive philosophy; what he learned from observing Wake alums in the NBA; and why Wake is his "dream job."