On To States
When the season is over, it seems a fair bet that Randall will be competing at states, but she won’t be alone. Many local athletes have already qualified for states, including Triton’s Kerstin Darsney in the triple jump, 100-meter hurdles and 200-meter dash; Maddie Quigley in the 800-meter run and Max Luttenbacher in the discus; Pentucket’s McKenna Kilian in the shot put and Hallie Milne in the 100-meter dash and Newburyport’s Nick Carleo in the mile and Tom Graham in the 400, just to name a few.
The pool of talent in the upcoming NBA draft got a lot deeper yesterday after Arizona standouts Aaron Gordon and Nick Johnson and Michigan stars Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III announced their intentions to leave school to pursue a career at the professional level.
Gordon was one of the nation’s most dominant physical presences as a freshman, while teammate Johnson was the Pac-12 Player of the Year as a junior. Stauskas and Robinson, both sophomores, each helped lead the Wolverines to the title game as freshman before nearly getting back to the Final Four again this year. Both Stauskas and Robinson have reportedly had their eye on the league since they were young. Stauskas, a Canadian, told the AP that he first set his sights on the NBA when he was 7 years old, while Robinson has been around the league for nearly his entire life. His father, Glenn “Big Dog” Robinson, was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1994 NBA draft and enjoyed an 11 year career playing for the Milwaukee Bucks, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers and San Antonio Spurs.