Alabi Free Falls Down Draft Boards

        Just two weeks ago, former Florida State center, Solomon Alabi, was seen as one of the bigger risers in the 2010 NBA Draft. Alabi impressed GMs across the league by measuring in at 7-foot 1 and a 7’5” wingspan. His length, in combination with his athleticism and defensive instincts led to the projection of Alabi being picked up in the late-lottery or mid-1st Round of Thursday night’s NBA Draft. However, there was an apparent medical report that red-flagged the center. According to Alabi’s party, some teams misunderstood the situation and he could end up being the steal of draft night. As Toronto stole Alabi, they also had top eight talent, Ed Davis from UNC, slide right into their laps at No. 13. For a team needing a big man to potentially replace Chris Bosh in free agency, the Raptors got two lottery-type talents in the 2010 NBA Draft.

By President Corey Ruff - 6-25-10