Kind of a newsy day Tuesday. Iman Shumpert decides to go, Wes Durham says he wants to stay and a busy upcoming weekend for Georgia Tech sports got significantly busier.
Shumpert calls it a career
In an interview Tuesday at the Edge Center, Shumpert talked about being a Bulls fan growing up in Chicago and dreaming of playing in the NBA. He made a picture book about his future in the NBA as a child for a school project. He said he decided last week to leave Tech for the draft, a decision that he felt confident of by the weekend.
From talking with NBA teams, Brian Gregory concluded that Shumpert was safely in the top half of the second round. From that, Shumpert decided he could move up into the first through pre-draft workouts – a notion Gregory backed – but that he could only do that by committing to basketball fully.
“I pride myself on doing a lot of different things,” Shumpert said. “Hopefully, my versatility will land me with the right situation.”