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Wildcats News · Who should your NBA team pick in the first round? – Presented by VNN


This Thursday in Brooklyn, the thirty teams that make up the NBA will select who they hope could be the future of their franchises in the NBA Draft.

Starting with the Philadelphia 76ers (who acquired the top pick from Boston last week), months of scouting, workouts, and interviews culminate with the five minutes that each team has to select an eligible player in the first round.

If you were the GM of your favorite NBA team, who would you draft in the first round?

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Wildcats News · Event Recap: Week of June 3 – June 9


Saturday, Jun 3rd

Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Lakewood High School
N/A
Girls Varsity Softball
@ Lakewood High School
W 1 – 12 SUMMARY

Sunday, Jun 4th

No event results

Monday, Jun 5th

No event results

Tuesday, Jun 6th

No event results

Wednesday, Jun 7th

No event results

Thursday, Jun 8th

No event results

Friday, Jun 9th

No event results

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Wildcats News · Should High School Basketball Players Be Able to Declare for the NBA Draft? – Presented by VNN


lebron-dunkAs Americans, we tend to fall in love with our rising stars who are breaking out on the national stage at a young age.  At 18, all eyes were on Patrick Kane as he started his professional hockey career with the Chicago Blackhawks. Nobody blinked twice when MLB’s Bryce Harper was selected to the National League All-Star team at 19.  Likewise, there were no calls for the U.S. Men’s National Team to pump the brakes on budding soccer star Christian Pulisic when he scored his first goal for the Stars & Stripes at the young age of 17.

Yet, in basketball, most of the top high school talent is required to follow the controversial “one & done” trend. As the rule goes, an athlete needs to be at least 19 years old to be eligible for the NBA Draft, forcing all hopeful pros into at least one year in college or a European League. The policy, instituted in the NBA CBA in 2005, was aimed at yielding more developed and matured players as draft options, instead of seeing teams draft solely on raw talent and potential, and stashing those prospects away on their bench.

 

Over the last decade, this rule has been a nonstop point of discussion and debate. Many appreciate the importance this rule places on attending higher education, and further developing professional skills. In addition, many college programs can benefit from knowing that the prospects they are recruiting will indeed commit to a school, rather than decide to forgo college altogether. Conversely, however, many have questioned whether forcing the likes of Andrew Wiggins, Ben Simmons and Anthony Davis to go to college for a year is really thmaxresdefaulte right path for top-level talent. The careers of Tracy McGrady, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James might say no. In addition, the one-and-done phenomenon sees many top players in and out of a college faster than you can say “Karl-Anthony Towns,” rendering a college game that is often focused more on individual showcases and annual ‘big names,’ rather than cheering for programs that see players develop over 3 or 4 years. This controversy is especially relevant, as current NBA Commissioner Adam Silver recently stated at the beginning of this year’s NBA Finals that “We all agreed we need to make a change . . . It’s one of those issues we need to come together and study. … My sense is, It’s not working for anyone.” (read more on Silver’s statement) Such a change could be to do away with the rule altogether, or amend it to have caveats, such as requiring those who choose to go to college to stay at least 2 years or those who choose to turn professional out of high school to spend a year in the G-League.

So, what do you think? Should the NBA change their age requirement and allow basketball players to turn professional fresh out of high school?

Should the NBA Allow High School Athletes to Declare for the Draft?

Yes! High Schoolers should be able to be drafted.
No. High Schoolers should be required to go to college first before playing in the NBA

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Wildcats News · Last Athletic Booster Meeting!


The last Athletic Booster meeting for the 2016-17 school year is Monday, June 12th at 6:00 PM in the high school multi-purpose room (old cafeteria).

Parents of athletes, please attend to discuss plans for next year.


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Multiple Teams · Volleyball Announcements


 

Stay in the loop!

To get updates on what’s happening with Wayland Volleyball this summer and throughout the season text @waylandvb to 81010


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Multiple Teams · WUHS Football Camp Dates


Wayland Union High School football camp dates are June 19-21, July 10, July 12, July 17, July 19 and July 26. See Coach Doupe for details.


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Wildcats News · WU’s Elena Campon Earns All-State in Tennis


Tennis sensation, Elena Campon, completed an excellent season by earning all-state honors at the MHSAA Girls Tennis State Finals!  Elena won two matches before falling to the eventual state champion in the quarterfinals! Great job, Elena!


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Wildcats News · Wayland Union Softball Captures District Title


The Wildcats Softball team captured their 9th straight MHSAA District Championship on Saturday! They now play on Saturday, June 10 at 11:00 am vs. Forest Hills Eastern at Hope College in the MHSAA Regionals! Go Cats!


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Wildcats News · Wayland Girls Track and Field Star Maggie Whitney Earns All-State


On Saturday, Maggie Whitney capped off an excellent season by finishing fourth in the 800m at the MHSAA State Track and Field Finals. With a time of 2:17.41, she broke her own school record! Congrats, Maggie!  All-State!


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Wildcats News · Event Recap: Week of May 27 – June 2


Saturday, May 27th

No event results

Sunday, May 28th

No event results

Monday, May 29th

No event results

Tuesday, May 30th

Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. Hastings High School
L 3 – 11 SUMMARY
Girls Varsity Softball
vs. Multiple Opponents
N/A
Girls Varsity Soccer
@ Battle Creek Central High School
W 0 – 10 SUMMARY

Wednesday, May 31st

No event results

Thursday, Jun 1st

Boys Varsity Golf
MHSAA Regional @ Yankee Springs GC
N/A
Girls Varsity Soccer
vs. Hastings High School
W 3 – 0 SUMMARY

Friday, Jun 2nd

No event results