Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Ubiles ranked No. 98 by ESPN

It's the eve of the NBA Draft.

Former Siena standout Edwin Ubiles is ranked No. 98 by ESPN draft insider Chad Ford.

He is listed just ahead of Michigan State's Raymar Morgan and Rider's Ryan Thompson.

There are only 60 picks in the draft. Just looking at those numbers, it doesn't look like Ubiles will get chosen, but he's been confident, as has former Siena coach Fran McCaffery, that he will be selected.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ubiles' NBA chances

Former Siena star Edwin Ubiles' name has been thrown around regarding Thursday's NBA Draft.

While I haven't seen his name in really any mock drafts (in fairness, most mocks are just first round and Ubiles is projected as a second rounder if anything).

I did see his name on this mock draft by Ubiles is listed at No. 53, going to the Houston Rockets.

Of course, Ubiles helped Siena win three consecutive MAAC titles and appeared in five NCAA Tournament games.

Last summer, Ubiles particpated in both skills academies hosted by LeBron James and Paul Pierce.

Ubiles' former Siena teammate Kenny Hasbrouck wasn't drafted, but has caught on with the Miami Heat and was with the team during the 2010 NBA playoffs.

If Ubiles doesn't get drafted, he stands a good shot of hooking on somewhere like Hasbrouck did after playing in the NBDL.

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Scotia's Filak taken by Braves in 4th round

Scotia native David Filak was just recently selected in the 4th round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft with the 134th selection by the Atlanta Braves.

The Burnt Hills graduate really turned things on this year for SUNY Oneonta, going 8-1 for the Red Dragons with two complete games.

The right-hander led all of Division III with 104 strikeouts in only 67 innings pitched.

Latham native Tommy Kahnle, who pitched at Shaker High, is still available as is Loudonville native Greg Holle and Siena's Anthony Giansanti.

All three are likely to be drafted.

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