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Thabeet to give up eligibility to enter NBA draft

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  1. Field Marshall ES

    Field Marshall ES JF-Expert Member

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    Thabeet to give up eligibility to enter NBA draft

    Associated Press
    Updated: April 14, 2009, 5:27 PM EST


    STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's Hasheem Thabeet will give up his final year of college eligibility and enter the NBA draft.

    The 7-foot-3 center from Tanzania said Tuesday that he made the decision after speaking to family, friends and coach Jim Calhoun.

    "I have had a great experience at Connecticut and cannot thank my coaches and teammates enough," Thabeet said in a statement released by the school. "I look forward to the challenge of playing professionally and know that my time here at UConn has prepared me to be successful in the future."

    Calhoun called Thabeet "one of the most dominant defensive players in the history of college basketball," and said he believes he is ready to make the move to the NBA.

    "He is a special player and even more special as a person," Calhoun said. "He will truly be remembered as one of the great players in UConn history, not only for his accomplishments, but also because of the type of person he is."

    Thabeet, the Big East co-Player of the Year with Pittsburgh's DeJuan Blair, averaged 13.6 points, 10.8 rebounds and 4.2 blocked shots per game in helping the Huskies to a 31-5 record and a Final Four berth.

    He becomes the 11th player from Connecticut to declare early for the NBA draft. Nine of the others were picked in the first round, and eight of those were lottery selections.

    Thabeet had been playing organized basketball for less than five years when he came to Connecticut from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, by way of the Cypress Christian School in Houston.

    He considered turning pro after both his freshmen and sophomore seasons.

    The school said Thabeet plans to hire an agent, a move that would eliminate the possibility that he could withdraw his name before June 15 and retain his collegiate eligibility.
     
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    Good luck and all the best.
     
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    All the best. Tumuunge mkono wana JF, nina uhakika ana washauri wengi tu wa kutosha,ndugu, jamaa na marafiki. Ile mambo yetu ya kupigana madongo humu [ au wengine wanaita ushauri ]eti anavaa hereni, anakunywa sana, ana demu.... tuweke pembeni kwa sasa. Tumuombee pia Mrisho Ngassa aliye kwenye trials UK.
     
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    NBA.com: UConn center Thabeet to enter NBA draft

    uamuzi mzuri saana good luck.......teh tehe tehe kuhani upo?
     
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    Magehema JF-Expert Member

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    I do concur with Kwame Nkuruma, lets keep our fingers crossed ili hawa jamaa wafanikiwe, huwezi jua mipango ya Mungu wanaweza kuja kuwekeza hapa Bongo baada ya kupata mikataba minono. God bless Ngasa and Thabeet, God bless TZ.
     
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    Alpha JF-Expert Member

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    Thabeet and Ngasa.

    There is hope for Tanzanian athletes.

    Good luck to both of them.
     
  7. Nyani Ngabu

    Nyani Ngabu Platinum Member

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    Subiri sasa uone watu watavyoanza kujipendekeza pendekeza.....hasa wale mademu wadhaifu dhaifu wasio na akili na wanaopenda wanaume wenye hela aka groupies
     
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    All the best HASHEEM!
     
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    Du risk nyingine bwana whats the hurry, School??!!...anyway kila la kheri.
     
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    Mshaurini kijana kuhusu hii Tweeting yake, inaweza kumharibia. Siyo kila mtu anampenda na kuna wengine watataka kumtafutia issues tu ili kupata habari, ukisoma hapo chini utaona between the lines wanasema Hasheem illiterate, wengine wanaweza ku infer anatoka chini ya mwembe na hajawahi kwenda kwenye fancy restaurant.

    Hata kama ni kweli, it is too much information katika nchi yenye magazeti na websites kibao, na yeye kashakuwa star.

    Ndiyo unaona ikiwa "slow news day" wanaenda kutafuta "habari" kwenye Tweeter page yake.

     
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    All the best mkaka....ila usipovuma NBA ujue shule huna kaka....anyway opport cost ...
     
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    Nyani Ngabu Platinum Member

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    Duh kama ni kweli basi inabidi a tone down....
     
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    Kang JF-Expert Member

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    Sio kweli kuwa hana shule ila hawezi kuchezea timu ya college tena, na scholaship hakuna of course.

    Kama atakua third pick kwenye Draft kama watu wanavyopredict basi yuko guaranteed $3,229,200 mwaka wa kwanza na $3,471,300 mwaka wa pili hata akiboa vipi! Hapo anaweza akajilipia shule hadi achoke!

    Cha muhimu asivunje sheria za kudeal na hawa Agents, naona kwenye hiyo news article wanasema haijulikani nani kalipia trip ya Miami, ni kinyume cha sheria kukubali malipo yoyote kabla ya draft.

    Best of luck kijana!!
     
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    Bluray JF-Expert Member

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    Kang,

    Ndipo hapo ninaposema haya mambo ya ku Tweet yanaweza muumiza, kwani kuuchuna kuna kazi gani? Anaweza kukosa deal hivi hivi kwa vitu ambavyo wabongo tunaona vidogo.
     
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    "Acheni roho za korosho.

    "Huyu bado ni kijana, mwacheni afurahie maisha."

    "Acheni wivu, akipata na wengi tutanufaika."

    "Mpeni sapoti Mtanzania mwenzenu."
     
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    Sawa Dilunga, hata akiwa anajipiga risasi kama Plaxico Burress tutamuunga mkono tu ajipige risasi.

    Juzi April Fools Day kabandika tweet inasema amefail drug test na haendi NCAA.

    Kuna tofauti ya star ambaye kashapata jina na mtu anayetafuta jina.Sijui kama kijana anajua kwamba hajapata jina bado?
     
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    nakuunga mkono mkuu......a slow down kwenye hili.....nimeona sasa hivi twitter page yake kaweka protection.......anyway lets wait iam sure ana ushauri mzuri huko alipo......
     
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    Kuna matatizo mawili.

    Kwanza jamaa hajajua sana utamaduni wa Kimarekani anaourukia. Hajui nini cha kutania, na nini cha kusema, na wapi pa kwenda, na nini cha kuvaa. Eti anatania kafeli drug test. Asipoangalia ataanza kuwa clown. Mimi nina wasiwasi matatizo yake mbeleni yanaweza kuwa nje, zaidi ya ndani, ya uwanja. Ndani ya uwanja ameshatabiriwa kwamba atakuwa sana sana Mutombo, sio Olajuwon. Na haonekani kama ana nidhamu ya kutafuta kupitiliza, labda hata kufikia, hivyo vikomo vya umahiri alivyotabiriwa: Mutombo. Lakini matatizo ya nje ya uwanja yanaweza kughafirisha changamoto za ndani ya uwanja.

    Tatizo la pili linajulikana wazi. Ni watu kama sisi wenye roho za korosho.
     
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    Sikiliza kaka, sio kwamba wakati mwingine huna pointi. Unakuwa nazo kama walivyo watu wengine including mimi "villain". Lakini jinsi unavyozi convey you come accross as condescending. I know you may wonder 'who are you talk'..'you have no room to talk'. But hey, most of the time it's not what you say but how you say what you say.

    Kwenye haya mambo ya facebook sijui Tweeter mimi ningemshauri aachane nayo maana anaweza akaandika vitu vinaweza kuja kumponza baadae.

    Lakini kwenye kuvaa kapelo upande....kuwenda kujirusha kistaarabu n.k....hayo sina tatizo nayo.
     
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    Dilunga JF-Expert Member

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    Naomba nikuulize swali hukusu hicho ulichosema.

    Jinsi mimi ninavyo andika na jinsi press ya Marekani inavyoandika na kufuatilia mienendo ya watu, ni yupi yuko vociferous zaidi?
     
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