Mock draft has Dogs’ Leslie as lottery pick in ‘11; list of injured football players

Like his dunks, Travis Leslie’s stock is soaring.

NBADraft.net has elevated the Georgia sophomore to a lottery pick in its latest 2011 mock draft.  The website has Leslie, a sophomore from Decatur, as the No. 12 pick in the ‘11 draft.

In the same mock, NBADraft.net has Leslie’s teammate and fellow sophomore Trey Thompkins as the No. 19 pick in the 2011 draft.

The website doesn’t contemplate either player entering the 2010 draft, by the way.

A few other notes this morning:

– UGA’s official list of injured players who will miss or be limited during spring football practice, which starts March 4: OL Justin Anderson (limited, shoulder); OL Austin Long (out, back);  DE Jeremy Longo (out, knee); FB Fred Munzenmaier (limited, shoulder); S Josh Murray (limited, shoulder);  WR Craig Sager (shoulder); OL Tanner Strickland (limited, shoulder); OL Trinton Sturdivant (out, knee).

–  ESPN’s Mel Kiper, the dean of NFL draft gurus, currently has seven SEC players going in the first round of this year’s draft, led by Tennessee safety Eric Berry at No. 3.  No Georgia players among the first-rounders.

– Weekend roundup: UGA’s women’s team won the SEC  Swimming and Diving Championship, held in Athens. Georgia finished third on the men’s side.  . . . The baseball team started the season by splitting four games in an opening-weekend event in Waco, Texas, going 1-1 against Baylor and 1-1 against Duke. Outfielder Zach Cone got his season off to a great start, going 11-for-16 in the four games. . . . The women’s basketball team lost at Florida to drop to 7-7 in the SEC. . . . The gymnastics team posted its second-highest score of the season but lost at  Florida by a 10th of a point. The GymDogs  moved up to No. 5 in the latest Top 25 released today.

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106 comments Add your comment

TommyP

February 22nd, 2010
10:39 am

As long as both Leslie and Thompkins stay for next year, Georgia’s ascension will continue. Can’t wait to see how we do in year two of the Mark Fox Era.

KC DAWG

February 22nd, 2010
10:47 am

You never know what a young man is going to do when money is on the line. I hope they stay and progress this program further. Fox is looking great!

MATT

February 22nd, 2010
10:48 am

more on the baseball team please!!

seahawk

February 22nd, 2010
10:55 am

Trey could definitely leave. Although he has the body and the game, he would benefit from another year at UGA. Leslie has just begun coming into his own. Don’t understand the high ranking. He needs at least one more year.

Tim

February 22nd, 2010
10:55 am

I hope we can keep both Travis and Trey. I think it would benefit them (and us) to stay another year. Especially Travis. If we can land a few more top recruits to help take some of the load off them 2, next year could be a pretty good year. Fox is doing a great job with what he has to work with.

Yellow Fuzz

February 22nd, 2010
11:02 am

Bulldog59

You got that right! “UGA thinks and performs at a different level than GT”.

UGA has always lacked in mental aptitude compared to Tech but been able to retain its self esteem due to an edge on the football field. But now that even that has been taken away from you, you dog nation AH’s have REALLY gotten louder and prouder (here) and become the biggest cry babies in the south (and possibly the entire NCAA). You have grown accustomed to being abused by Florida, Alabama, Tennessee and LSU and now that Tech and Kentucky are getting in on the act and starting to bitch slap you sideways and send you to the likes of Shreveport, you just can’t handle it. I mean, you try but just can’t. And that’s why, little man, that you see so many other schools rip you here. You guys have more enemies that Notre Dame and actually play quite like them too. Get a life and get on the gymnastics blogs will you?

B

February 22nd, 2010
11:07 am

NBADraft.net publishes their mock drafts based on the continued improvement of the players. If Leslie doesn’t improve as much next year, no lottery pick. If he continues the improvement he has shown in the last year, he is a potential lottery pick, but his size will limit his potential some. Same with Thompkins. Trey is more NBA ready than Leslie IMO and would be a 1st round pick this year. Leslie could be too, but he disappears sometimes and he is only currently known on the national stage as the Neo Human Highlight Film. His game still has room to grow, specifically from long range where UGA will need it next season after McPhee leaves.

reservoirDAWG

February 22nd, 2010
11:08 am

Yellow Fuzz

February 22nd, 2010
11:12 am

virudie

February 22nd, 2010
11:16 am

@ Yellow Fuzz leave them drugs alone

Poindexter Jugdish

February 22nd, 2010
11:19 am

Yellow Fuzz, I love you. Next time could you please reach around?

bruce mac

February 22nd, 2010
11:21 am

Nice try Yellow Fuzz, like you would really know anybody out side of your little world of loserville. Get ready for another azz whoppin at the hands of UGA. Let’s see, what is the next sport now that Bball is in the W column (women and men)?

reservoirDAWG

February 22nd, 2010
11:22 am

8 of 9. You are our beatches fuzzy.

Hey Yellow Fuzz

February 22nd, 2010
11:22 am

((((30-24)))) Still hurts?

Breaks over now it’s time to go back to your shift with the Best Buy Geek Squad

What?

February 22nd, 2010
11:22 am

I cannot believe the mindset of anyone who believes that losing 8 of 9 games to another team constitutes “bitch slapping” that team. Support your team all you care to: just do not ignore the facts!

TheStinger

February 22nd, 2010
11:23 am

Yea, all these kids could use another year at UGA. And even ifthey are ready they should still stay in school.Louis Williams should have never went to the NBA from high school. He should have perfected his game at UGA and played with his buddy Mike Mercer.Oh,wait I forgot…..Mercer didn’t finish at UGA, and Williams is making $4 mil a year for the lousy sixers.

Herschel Talker

February 22nd, 2010
11:27 am

hahahahaha. Yellow Fuzz is quoting scores from 2 years ago. Hey Yellow Fuzz – why stop there? Why not quote the score for the Jasper Sanks game, you moron! How about the 1990 win? I guess that’s what happens when your wins are few and far between, you toolbox.

atl-xmen

February 22nd, 2010
11:31 am

yellow fuzz tech , your too funny. tech would lose to ky most years. you guys would be around miss st level. uga hangs around number 2 most years in the sec since richt has been there, you really dont know what your talking about. techs fluke win in 2007 was no where near bitch slap. uga just took a weaker team for granted and who could blame them as tech has been uga’s whipping bot for 7 years in a row.

Start getting ready for USC!!

February 22nd, 2010
11:33 am

We need Bean Anderson and T Strickland back asap for the fall. I hear the Long kid was looking good as well. We need all that big cheese we can get this year because we are going to run it about 30-40 times a game. ps…doesn’t UGA seem to have a ton of shoulder injuries every year?? Does anyone else have as many???

W M G

February 22nd, 2010
11:35 am

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W M G

February 22nd, 2010
11:35 am

More shoulder injuries, why does UGA have so many every year?

Hoops Dawg

February 22nd, 2010
11:43 am

When money is waved, 19-21 year-olds often do stupid things. The most recent example of a clear-cut NBA talent from UGA who wasn’t ready to take the money and run was Jumaine Jones. As a result he bacame a marginal NBA guy who kicked around for a while before heading overseas. I’d hate for the same thing to happen to Trey. If he were to stay all four years and continue to improve, I could see him becoming a top 3 or 4 pick worthy of a very, very big contract and sufficiently seasoned to be an impact player in the NBA. Right now, people are excited about Leslie’s NBA athleticism. If he would stick around for two more years and work hard on his jumper and, in particular, his ball handling skills, its conceivable that he could develop into a D. Wade type player. It is hard to develop elite NBA skills sitting on the pine.
He didn’t have many words of wisdom as far as I am concerned, but Dennis Felton did (in my opinion) rightly say that Lou Williams may have cost himself millions of dollars by jumping to the NBA directly from high school rather than spending a couple of years in college. Turns out that Lou did OK given that he may not have developed much in two years under Felton’s tutelage. But had Williams been going to play under Roy williams, Calapari, Coach K, or even Mark Fox, Felton would have been right on.

Dawglasville

February 22nd, 2010
11:47 am

Yellow Fizz- I’m sure that your basketball program would value greatly from your wisdom. Please go back there and help them. We are doing just fine over here.

Yellow Fuzz

February 22nd, 2010
11:47 am

Hahaha. Hello? Paul Johnson’s Tech is 1-1 against georgia and looking forward to returning to the Stamfort Septic Tank Stadium this November. Last time there was a “serious” bitch slapping-wake up call delivered to start the second house (TWENTY SIX TO ZERO). Glad it still stings! I already have tickets and will be bringing back some of the hedges I borrowed 15 months ago. Hahahaha. ROFLMAO!

Yellow Fuzz

February 22nd, 2010
11:51 am

O yeah that “serious bitch slapping-wake up call delivered to start the second half” was delivered to YOUR preseason number one azzes, your two first round draft pics and your 4 straight top 5 recruiting classes.
THE BEST GEORGIA TEAM EVER! Hahahaha. Back then you were bragging on your strength of schedule, now I see you are NOT. LOL. Same dawg different day. Hahahahahaha

Yellow Fuzz

February 22nd, 2010
11:52 am

And it’s not “yellow fizz”. It’s yellow Fuzz, or Yellow Fuzz sir.

Poindexter Jugdish

February 22nd, 2010
11:54 am

How about yeller jizz?

Dawglasville

February 22nd, 2010
11:55 am

Yellow Fizz- you sound like a woman bragging about a your men “bitch slapping” other men. Have you ever bitch slapped anything other than your own stinger?

Yellow Fuzz

February 22nd, 2010
11:57 am

Dawglasville

February 22nd, 2010
11:55 am
Yellow Fizz- you sound like a woman bragging about a your men “bitch slapping” other men. Have you ever bitch slapped anything other than your own stinger?

Aaaa yeah? 45-42 (26-0 to start the second half)

Dayman

February 22nd, 2010
11:58 am

Would it really kill the AJC, its bloggers or any media outlet to give the baseball team a little bit of coverage. I mean you take the time to write about projected 2011 draft, but can’t give more than a sentence on the Diamond Dawgs opening weekend.

Tim Tucker

February 22nd, 2010
12:04 pm

Dayman: Don’t know if you saw it, but here’s our UGA baseball season preview: http://www.ajc.com/sports/uga/uga-baseball-opens-season-311969.html
I hope/plan to write much more about the baseball team.

Dawglasville

February 22nd, 2010
12:05 pm

Yellow Fizz- you’re really good at this. The whole 45-42 thing you’ve got going. I know when I’ve met my match.

Andre

February 22nd, 2010
12:09 pm

I scratched my head when the Dogs signed Mark Fox but now I see why. Way to go Damon Evans. Mark Fox has these guys headed in the right direction. I went to middle school with Travis Leslie this guy always had hops.

Dawg Forever

February 22nd, 2010
12:15 pm

I thought Strudivant was ready to go? Out for the Spring? Hopefully will be ready by fall – Any feedback?

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

February 22nd, 2010
12:19 pm

Tim, those players out for spring practice…are all of them expecting to be good to go in August/September? Feel bad for Trinton w/ his 2nd knee operation. Any details on Austin Long’s back (like what happened to it)??

Tim Tucker

February 22nd, 2010
12:22 pm

Dawg Forever: Sturdivant is out for the spring but recently got a good doctor’s report and is expected to be ready to go in August.

Yellow Fuzz

February 22nd, 2010
12:25 pm

Dawglasville

February 22nd, 2010
12:05 pm
Yellow Fizz- you’re really good at this. The whole 45-42 thing you’ve got going. I know when I’ve met my match.

Thanks but Not just 45-42 little man, but also winning our conference championship when you didn’t come remotely close to even playing in YOURS. Also, advancing to a BCS, not to be confused with a shreveport, bowl. Lastly, ranked 13th nationally (final BCS poll). The one Bobby Bowden was not allowed to cast a charity vote in. Not too shaby for “year two”! Looking forward to year 3 and more excuses out of the LOOOZER dog nation. Hahahahaha

Steiner

February 22nd, 2010
12:30 pm

Yellow Fuzz:
You hid out for a while after it went down of the Jackets at the “Joke by Coke”, aka “the little house”.
You guys will never get over that November 28 loss when you had taken the win for granted….How could you say anything negative about a beautiful 93000 seat stadium when the “joke by coke” seats 46000 and is home to robbers, car jackers, swordsmen, etc….You will always be a second class citizen supporting Tech….Generally about 1 win vs. the Dogs every decade….Breaks over, and as the manager of Captain D’s, you have “bigger fish to fry”….My doctor is suggesting a couple luke warm enemas to Tech guys like yourself who can’t get over that November 28 ordeal at the “little house” when ole Paul should have been running that triple option right on down the field and scored and ran the clock out….Fearing Willie’s run defense(Nesbitt had 41 yards, ALL WORLD 1st round draft pick had 33), he went to chunkin it and hit BAYBAY in the wrong place and it went on the ground incomplete and that was that….Get over it….You’ll still get your 1 out of 10….

GeoffDawg

February 22nd, 2010
12:32 pm

You can’t help but feel bad for Sturdivant. Even if he’s 100% healthy by Fall, he’ll still be without any significant live game action in nearly 2 years. I hope he can spring back to his freshman form quickly.

Tim Tucker

February 22nd, 2010
12:33 pm

Dr. Noisewater: Austin Long will miss the spring as he continues to make his way back from the back surgery he had almost a year ago (March 2009). He is expected to be good to go by fall, yes.

1eyedJack

February 22nd, 2010
12:42 pm

Looks like some OLs are going to be taking extra reps this spring.

BigGAdawg

February 22nd, 2010
12:48 pm

Yellow fluff, Buzz buzz buzz, blah blah blah. I guess the truth of your situation is just too difficult for you to accept. You blobs of yellow puke managed to win 1 of 8 (which brought your recent total up to 5 wins over UGA since 1990, yes that’s 5 in two decades.) And somehow from this you imagine that you have conquered the State. How delusional can a bunch of nerds get?

While you do have a better coach than your previous one, it is just not enough. UGA had one of its worst years in a long while and still beat/won the ACC. 30-24, and it really wasn’t that close.

Bees are supposed to be the experts at swarming, but just wait until you get a look at what Coach Grantham and company has for you this fall. (((((Bwahahahahaha))))) It will just get scarier and scarier as the season goes on and you see your future, and certain defeat, moving closer and closer.

UGA owns you tasty bees..

February 22nd, 2010
1:04 pm

Are all tech fans/students/graduates high and delusional, wannabe-terrorists, samurai sword wielding crazies, or egocentric maniacs nicknamed “Cliff”? Mostly, i’ll be covering the majority.. Those of you who seriously think you are/were/or ever will be a “better football program” than UGA, you need to have psychiatric exams, or drug tests. Your program will always be second to UGA barring a catastrophic event involving Athens Ga, the campus, or the team/players. Why do think our stadium holds twice as many fans as yours? Before you answer, remember all of those empty seats, and loose gimmicks in an attempt to fill them. Why do you think we consistently rank top twenty in recruiting, and mid thirties is the best you’ve had in an entire class? Every talented young man who is serious about the sport of football, growing up in the state of Georgia, and who wants to have a legitimate career in the NFL only thinks of one hometown college in this state. Your team is full of Brooking/Reggie ball ‘esqe players who fight harder for one game at the end of November every year, only to have a realistic one out of ten chance to win. If you wanna go back further than ten years, go the whole way. Almost a full two wins to every one of yours. Quit coming onto our blogs, like St. Simons, and that duece Goldtimer, and running your mouths to older , much bigger and stronger, brother UGA. What would any normal big brother do to the smaller brother who runs his mouth? Smack him in it. That’s what you’re feeling every November. You win one by three points, and you parade around showing your short, shriveled, and crooked stingers, and expect big brother to put up with it? THATS why our worst in ten beat your best in almost twenty. Remember the 2008 rings? The hedges? THATS why we planted our flag in the middle of that high school field Bobby-Dodd after we straightened out all of that mouth running from such an inferior opponent. Our victory over you may have been the icing on the cake of realizing we need to run the ball at the end of the season, but it didn’t “make” our season. You know why, Tasty Bees? Because we are SUPPOSED TO BEAT YOU. You may as well count as our yearly donation to a div. 1AA team. We own you. AND you know it. YOU MAY ARGUE, BUT YOU KNOW IT.

Dawglasville

February 22nd, 2010
1:05 pm

Winning your conference puts you up there with Cincinati, Hawaii, Boise State, Texas Tech. You got pounded by a Big 10 team, that wasn’t Ohio State, in your bowl game. Richt won the SEC and his BCS bowl game in year 2. It will be very interesting to see what Coach C Cup does from here on out. Again, don’t you have a blog?

Dawglasville

February 22nd, 2010
1:15 pm

Yellow Fizz that was for you or is Star Wars on.

Yellow Fuzz

February 22nd, 2010
1:36 pm

Dawglasville

“Winning your conference puts you up there with Cincinati, Hawaii, Boise State, Texas Tech”.

Yeah and I’m pretty sure all of them (plus # 9 Iowa) were ranked ahead of the dogs in the final polls. Hahahahahaha!

GT Rich

February 22nd, 2010
1:45 pm

Yellow Fuzz

February 22nd, 2010
1:36 pm
Dawglasville

“Winning your conference puts you up there with Cincinati, Hawaii, Boise State, Texas Tech”.

Yeah and I’m pretty sure all of them (plus # 9 Iowa) were ranked ahead of the dogs in the final polls. Hahahahahaha!

yeah, by about 35 spots. sounds like the dogs need to schedule Notre Dame, Michigan and Texas A & M. That way they can talk trash about the 80’s when they were somebody. lol.

UGA owns you tasty bees..

February 22nd, 2010
1:49 pm

I love jealous idiot tech fans. You bunch of girls. You have no idea what DOMINATION is, and yet, you have stared it in the face for an entire DECADE.. Go away, you are irrellevent to this state, except inside 285, and we EXPECT to beat you every year. How pathetic does that make you feel?

Visa

February 22nd, 2010
1:51 pm

Don’t forget year 2 of Mark Richt little jackets..51-7..I believe thats what a bitch slappin really looks like

Yellow Fuzz

February 22nd, 2010
1:53 pm

UGA owns you tasty bees..

February 22nd, 2010
1:49 pm
I love jealous idiot tech fans. You bunch of girls. You have no idea what DOMINATION is, and yet, you have stared it in the face for an entire DECADE.. Go away, you are irrellevent to this state, except inside 285, and we EXPECT to beat you every year. How pathetic does that make you feel?

Can’t see that the tables have turned can you little man?