Oden, Durant no-brainers; others questionable

Updated: May 18, 2007, 2:58 PM ET
By Jay Bilas | ESPN.com
Spring has sprung. The Final Four and the Masters have concluded, the azaleas have bloomed and every college player of any substance is scheduling a news conference to announce his decision of whether to stay in college or submit his name to the NBA draft.

Greg Oden
AP Photo/Eric GayGreg Oden was going to be a winner whether he stayed or left for the NBA.

Those news conferences are always good for a chuckle, especially when a player holds a news conference to announce that he is staying in school. Does the press really need to be alerted that there will be no change to the status quo, or that a freshman will become a sophomore? The only thing I enjoy more is a news conference from a high school kid to announce where he is going to college.


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Jay Bilas

College Basketball analyst