Friday, June 26, 2009

Year of the Draft continues at Mizzou

From the Kansas City Star:
DeMarre Carroll endured so much to arrive at this moment.

The moment, Thursday night, when, watching on television, Carroll heard NBA commissioner David Stern call his name as the No. 27 overall pick by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2009 NBA draft.
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Carroll’s selection continued a draft rush of Mizzou athletes off their recent college seasons.

In the 2009 NFL draft, Missouri wide receiver Jeremy Maclin was taken No. 19 in the first round by the Philadelphia Eagles. In that same draft, defensive lineman Ziggy Hood was taken No. 32 by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

In the 2009 Major League Baseball draft, the Royals took former MU pitcher Aaron Crow No. 12 in the first round while another MU pitcher, Kyle Gibson, went No. 22 to Minnesota.

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