Michigan freshman Caleb Houstan reportedly makes decision for 2022 NBA Draft

According to a report from Draft Express, Michigan freshman Caleb Houstan has made the same decision that his teammate Moussa Diabate made and he is declaring for the 2022 NBA Draft.

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Like Diabate, Houstan is maintaining his NCAA eligibility while exploring the pre-draft process.

Nation, do you think Houston is ready for the NBA or should he return to Michigan for his sophomore season?


Lombardi: NFL draft buzz and why the draft begins at No. 6

When I was working for the Raiders, our draft room was always the same. The room, the methods, the process were frozen in time. Before entering the room, the year might be 2001, but once crossing over the sill of the door, you were back in 1967. Al Davis had great success drafting players, and he wasn’t about to change his method with fancy magnetic cards detailing critical information. The highest security clearance a CIA operative can obtain is called Top Secret, but when they add the letters SCI (standing for “sensitive compartmentalized information”), this allows the operative to examine anything. There were maybe two people at the Raiders with that classification — no one knew what Davis was thinking.

Towards the end of the day’s meeting, Davis would ask Mickey Marvin, his former guard and now area scout with good penmanship (Davis required good penmanship in everything he was given to read) to stand next to the magnetic board and write the positions along the top of the board, starting with quarterback and ending with kicker and punter. On the side of the board, he would tell Marvin to write 1A, 1B and 1C in big letters, then continue further down with 2A, 2B and 3. Once the rounds were written, Davis would start placing players in those categories. In the 1A category, Davis might only have six to eight players he felt were elite. He was not alone in his separation of the first round, as other teams also break down the first round in sections, treating 1A like the Navy treats Seal Team Six, the best of the best. Remember: Not all first rounders are true first rounders, and the separation helps clarify the draft day plan for teams.

Former Duke forward Joey Baker transfers to Michigan

Setting the line, understanding the value — which then places the line of demarcation — allows teams to prepare for trades in either direction. Each team might have a slightly different order of their 1A but for the most part, the names are similar.

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