It's a long off season, even if we're just marking time until Marquette's soccer teams begin defending their division titles in August. We're going to have to come up with some way to entertain ourselves, and this is one of them. Each week, we'll feature a Marquette sports related tweet that's completely absurd. It might be someone saying something ridiculous, maybe it'll be a link to Hank Aaron's commencement speech (it's not, but this is), or who knows. Ridiculous is a nice wide term to keep this going for a long time.
So hit the jump for this week's installment!
As part of their preparation for the 2012 NBA Draft, Jae Crowder and Darius Johnson-Odom participated in a combine hosted by the New Jersey Nets over the weekend. From the looks of things, it appears to have been populated by players who are currently projecting as late first round picks and beyond. Both players seemed to impress various scouts and draft wonks, but this particular tweet stood out:
Jae Crowder measured an inch short at just 6-3 3/4 without shoes. Shooting guard size. 6-8 1/2 wingspan. 242 pounds. #NetsCombine— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) May 20, 2012
SUB-6'4"??? ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?
Ok, two things: I'm now MORE impressed by what Crowder did for Marquette, especially on the defensive end, and 2) This completely explains why Jae wants to cut 20 pounds to get to 225 to play shooting guard in the NBA.