PHILADELPHIA —- OK, so as you probably already know, there’s no Greivis Vasquez update today beyond a tweaked ankle keeping him out of a workout with the Philadelphia 76ers.
But since this is a college sports blog, the ACC does tend to get emphasized here and Wake Forest guard Jeff Teague happens to face the same decision Vasquez does, it seems worth mentioning his take on his situation.
Teague was in Philly this morning to work out for the Sixers, and he’s only 10 days removed from a grade-one MCL sprain. But he came back a little early to participate in a group workout in New Jersey on Saturday, and said he’s headed home to Indianapolis for a session with the Pacers tomorrow —- which is also the deadline to stay in the draft or return to school.
“My coach is going to come back and talk to us, and I’ll make my decision then,” the sophomore said. “For right now, I’m 100 percent in the draft. This is something I want to do. I want to make it my life. I’ve been working hard and I don’t see why I shouldn’t make it my life.”
Teague was then asked what could happen between now and tomorrow to make him change his mind.
“I really don’t know,” Teague said. “It’s going to be tough. I want to give them the respect and talk to him and things like that. He was my coach and he’s a great guy and I want to see [what he has] to say for me and see if he can convince me to come back.” (EDIT: Bracketed words that were clearly missing added)
“He” is Wake Forest coach Dino Gaudio, and from the sounds of things he’ll be starting someone other Teague in his backcourt next season.
—- Patrick Stevens