George making name for self as draft nears
By Marc J. Spears, Yahoo! Sports 5 hours, 32 minutes ago
The scout wasn’t backing down. In five years, he said, the best player from the 2010 NBA draft won’t be John Wall.
“In five years,” the Eastern Conference scout said, “Paul George will be the best player to come out of this draft.
Unless you’re a well-studied draftnik or hail from Fresno, Calif., chances are you haven’t heard too much about George – if you’ve heard of him at all. That’s OK with George. He’s about to go from relatively anonymous to relatively rich on Thursday, when he’s projected as a possible lottery pick in the draft.
And if you listen to the 20-year-old George – who clearly isn’t lacking for confidence – his climb toward stardom won’t end there.
“I feel like I have all the intangibles, all the tools to be one of the best players not only in this draft, but to play in this game,” George said. “It’s something I’m really taking to heart. My dream is to not only get drafted – that’s a goal of mine – but my dream is to someday be a legend at this game. I want to work to be that.”
Before George elevates himself to legend, he’ll need to introduce himself to NBA fans.