Baseball draft example for NBA to study
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Baseball draft example for NBA to study

Florida and LSU advance to CWS with mix of youth and draft picks

Photo: Alex Faeda

Maybe NBA commissioner Adam Silver should pay attention to how the NCAA baseball tournament has played out now that Florida and LSU are set to open a best-of-three College World Series final Monday night in Omaha, Neb.

The national powers from the SEC both have rosters of high picks from the recent 2017 baseball draft, freshman and sophomore stars that were drafted in 2014 but chose college until they would be eligible again three years later and productive seniors that returned to school for their final season this spring. ... 


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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego, Chargers.com, Rivals.com, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

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