6/26/2007

Update: Colin Falls signs pro deal with Italy's Upea Capo...


South Bend Tribune: Falls heads for Europe

I was anxiously awaiting the NBA draft on Thursday because I was certain that my boy Colin Falls was going to sneak into the mix and find himself picked at the end of the second round because he can make it rain from the cheap seats and has a degree from Notre Dame, which immediately catapults him to the top of the maturity depth chart and the bottom of the potential risk-factor list.

Apparently Colin has been plagued by a torn plantar fascia in his left foot for months, choosing to play through the pain during his senior season in which he put up very impressive numbers. Despite his pain, Colin averaged 15.3 PPG and 2.8 boards, while shooting just shy of 40% from 3-point distance and 83% from the charity stripe. He also set the bar for all-time 3-pointers in ND history (331), as well as Big-East history (189). However, uncertainty about how much he would be able to contribute in the short-term likely dropped him out of consideration by NBA General Managers, so Colin has chosen to sign a professional contract with Italian Serie A franchise Upea Capo. Another former-ND hoopster, Torin Francis, played for Upea Capo last year, but will not be returning.

Good luck Colin, hope to see you back in the states and on ESPN soon!

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