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Chris Bosh - Toronto Raptors
2006-2007 Salary: $4,235,220
Chris Bosh has become a star in the NBA. Although Chris only played at Georgia Tech for a year, he has developed into one of the NBA's best players, and last year played in the NBA All Star game in Houston. Last night's stats: 25 pts, 14 rebounds and 6 assists in a win over Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Matt Harpring - Utah Jazz
2006-2007 Salary: $6,500,000
Matt was one of my favorite all time players at Georgia Tech behind Tommy Hammonds. This was a guy who wasnt recruited that heavily out of high school, came to Georgia Tech and now is an elite role player in the NBA. He also plays for the best team in the NBA through the first month of the NBA Season, in the 11-1 Utah Jazz. He has battled through some injuries last season and is now back to being healthy. Last night stats: 16 points and 6 rebounds in a win over the Sacramento Kings.
Stephon Marbury - New York Knicks
2006-2007 Salary: $17,275,781
Stephon is in a bad situation in New York and last year was voted as the most overrated player in the NBA by the Sporting News Magazine. Stephon also played one year at Georgia Tech before bolting to the big money in the NBA. 17 Million is BIG money too. What most people dont know about Stephon is he donated $500,000 to the Hurricane Katrina relief fund last year.
"This group fits every need that we identified going into this recruiting season," said Hewitt. "We identified Gani very early, and we watched Lance grow as a player. Mo Miller, after seeing him last January, became a major priority for us."
"Gani is a very important young man for the future of Georgia Tech basketball," said Hewitt. "Not only is he an outstanding talent, but he's also shown us through his academic work and how he conducts himself in the court that he can be one of the future leaders of this program."
Hewitt on Maurice Miller:
"He's a throwback point guard who plays for a former college coach, Jimmy Adams, who does a great job at Raleigh Egypt High School," said Hewitt. "Mo is a very smart player, an excellent passer, and really knows how to run a team."
Hewitt on Lance Storrs:
"He's a shooter with size," Hewitt said. "I've always been very comfortable coaching big perimeter players, and Lance fits into that mold. He is also an honor student who should excel at Georgia Tech."
Maccabi Tel Aviv edged out Unicaja Malaga 106-101 in an overtime thriller at Yad Eliahu yesterday, but it was a victory that left many questions hanging over Neven Spahija's new-look side.
Will Bynum erupted for 29 points in his Euroleague debut, while Nikola Vujcic hit 14 points, adding 10 rebounds and 7 assists. Jamie Arnold came off the bench for 17 points and 8 rebounds, Simas Jasaitis added 14, Derrick Sharp 13 and rookie Lior Eliyahu 12.
The second half was neck-and-neck, with Bynum taking the game on to his shoulders and setting the crowd alight with his driving runs. But Bynum failed in managing Tel Aviv's game and Cabezas penalized Maccabi time after time.
"We need to be in focus the whole time and not just for 10 or 20 minutes. Then everything will look much better," said Will Bynum. "We are still a new team. It was a great game. We played well, but we all need to focus more on defense and improve it."