On draft night, plenty of fans and teams are anxious to pick the perfect draftee for their team. No surprise that Anthony Davis of Kentucky was the first draft pick to begin the night of anxiety for the young players. But, another Kentucky starter will be making his mark in Chicago for the Bulls. At the 29th spot in the 1st round, the Chicago Bulls selected Marquis Teague. His last name sounds very familiar because his older brother, Jeff Teague, plays for the Atlanta Hawks. Marquis is a player that is full of potential and a coach like Tom Thibodeau will expect nothing less than his best efforts on the court every night. The Bulls were in search of a perimeter player due to the unfortunate and unexpected injury of Derrick Rose. But, as the Bulls roster fills up with guards, the team finds themselves in a position to make a decision on who they’ll have to give up. Will it be John Lucas III or CJ Watson? CJ Watson is a better guard, but the Bulls may shy away from picking up his contract in July. Expect the Bulls to make a decision soon. But, back to the new Bull. Marquis Teague is a 6’2″ point guard that ranked 9th in NCAA Freshmen. He has a wingspan of 6’7″ and has explosive quickness.
Teague averaged 10 points, 4.8 assists, and 71% free throw shooting as a Kentucky Wildcat. As a 19 year old guard, he has a lot of improving to do. Surely, Rose and the rest of the Bulls roster will take the youngster under their wings to develop Teague into a solid guard in the NBA. It’ll be a sight to see how Teague will develop defensively under Coach Thibodeau. Everyone knows that Thibs loves a player that can play good defense. Teague will get a lot of playing time since Rose will be out until early 2013. Now, since the Bulls drafted Teague, he has more in common with Rose than just John Calipari.