Sampson III To Stay With Gophers After All
Ralph Sampson III is staying at the University of Minnesota and will not forego his senior season of eligibility to enter the NBA draft. Sampson announced Monday that he removed his name from the list of draft eligible players in time Sunday despite reports that he didn't. Sampson is a 6'11 center that averaged 10.2 points a 2 blocks a game his junior year at Minnesota. Sampson wasn't rated amongst the top 100 draft eligible players prior to taking his name out of consideration. Sampson joins power forward Trevor Mbakwe as seniors next season for Tubby Smith.