Reader Jordan McNulty recently asked for some insight about the O4s (Al Horford, Joakim Noah, Taurean Green, and Cory Brewer). The four juniors have led the University of Florida along with Lee Humphrey (give the man some love!) to their first NCAA Basketball Championship, and look to be on their way to a second consecutive championship this year.
McNulty was interested in draft prospects, interaction with agents, etc. As far as draft prospects are concerned, a simple Google search will reveal that all of them should fair very well in this coming NBA draft, with Al Horford and Joakim Noah projected as high first-round picks. There is no readily available information of action with agents. It would be an NCAA violation for any agent to sign one of them, and most of the players (besides Brewer) come from pretty affluent families (they would not have any good reason to accept illegal gifts from an agent).
The one piece that I found from ESPN.com, is something that anyone interested in learning more about the 04s should read. Andy Katz had a rare opportunity to enter the players’ dorm rooms and wrote a great story after getting deep into their lives [Katz: Gators’ dorm walls are a view into their personas]. It is a great piece that I learned a lot from, and I am a student at the University of Florida.