This Week’s T’d Up: Shagari Alleyne, player, no; martyr, yes

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NBA Draft day is nearly upon us.  The past few months have been a trying time for many underclassmen wrestling with the decision of whether to go for the big bucks, or stay in school and hone your skills for another year.

On the other side of the coin however, we find those special underclassmen, like Shagari Alleyne, who choose neither.

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Alleyne has given up his final year of eligibility to enter the draft.  You may remember him from Tubby-coached Kentucky teams of the past few years.  (Or you may not, as his 6.1 minutes or 1.9 PPG would probably indicate.)  Alleyne transferred from Kentucky following the 2005-06 season, and sat out the 06-07 season at national power Manhattan College.

 

You may be asking yourself, why would a backup-backup center one year removed from competition enter himself into the NBA draft.  Well, for Ol’ Shag, it was as easy as looking in the mirror.

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GOO! Sorry for that folks.

The Feed ran a great article earlier in the week documenting some of the “Who-The-Hells” in this weekends draft.  Check them out, especially R. Earl Johnson.  You can’t make this shit up.

Shagari Alleyne, although your random gibberish and self-promoting Basketball Rap have given APIAS much joy over the years; for challenging Greg Oden in an Ugg-off, for vastly misjudging your talent at basketball and life, and for trying to bum pot from Smoothron at the Shell in 2005, you are hereby:

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T’d Up is a weekly column that runs on Fridays in which we, in our humblest of opinions, document the biggest sports Tool of the Week.  Nominations accepted.

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One Response to “This Week’s T’d Up: Shagari Alleyne, player, no; martyr, yes”

  1. 2ndCousinOfTonyTheTiger Says:

    Conan O’Brien has a great segment where he shows what a child would look like through a special scientific process. Well, using the same scientists and machines I have calculated what their child would look like

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