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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