Any kid picked late in the pecking order for a game on the playground can identify with Samardo Samuels’ plight during the NBA draft.

One does everything possible to get noticed during the selection process. But for all practical purposes you are invisible. The captains are incapable of recognizing your considerable talents, the proven track record, the physical gifts, the vast potential.

Once upon a time, Samuels was among the top three college prospects by every analyst. But when this draft is over, he’s still waiting for his name to be called.

All alone.

Now the former University of Louisville basketball player is off to see the world, taking those talents to who knows where.

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By Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

3 thoughts on “Samuels Invisible During NBA Draft”
  1. I hate this whole deal for Samardo. I really hate to think that the worse thing that this guy did for his pro career was to deside to come to Louisville and play for Rick. He could have been a first rounder straight out of high school. Two years with us at Louisville all of the sudden he is no longer a pro prospect. I’m not pointing fingers, but this is really bad. National player of the year can’t get drafted but Calipari has guys coming off the bench getting drafted in the first round.

  2. I do wish him well ,it is a shame when a kid is born to extreme poverty and does try his best,and does not get drafted.His work ethic and stamina is WAY better than Orton “hears a who” …Do good Sammy where ever you go !

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