Goodluck Okonoboh resisted a chance to experience the VIP treatment most basketball players will never experience. He was invited, by his good friend and former teammate Nerlens Noel, to sit in the NBA draft green room last month when Noel was the sixth overall pick. Okonoboh’s reason for not participating was as much a gamble as it was motivation.
After putting both Trey Burke and Darius Morris in the NBA over the past three years, Michigan’s John Beilein likely won’t have too much trouble signing a point guard in the near future. And, if incoming freshman Derrick Walton pans out, Beilein’s reputation as a point guard producer will only increase.