Koufos Not Ready, But
Can’t Blame Him
Koufos could have used another year of seasoning, but it’s
hard to judge when you’re on the outside.
picked him 23rd overall, which almost guarantees Kosta some
By Ryan Leonardo
When we discussed earlier in the
year here on the BrutusReport about where Koufos would be in 2008, I would have
told you the odds that he would be drafted in the first round of the NBA draft
were about 1 in 100. I figured he would
stay in school at least one more year, but it was not to be. Some even thought he would play for the Greek
International team, but that didn’t pan out either.
Kosta definitely showed improvement
over the last third of the year, but another year of collegiate competition
could have helped him with the NBA development curve. I feel he will be successful at this level,
but it might take longer than Utah
expects. Although I totally disagree
with his decision, aside from the fact that he won’t obtain a degree, I cannot
say that I wouldn’t do the same. If I
was told that I would be drafted in the first round after only one year in
college, I would be hard-pressed to turn down the money and wait another year. Good Luck Kosta, and we will be following.