NBA Tells Buckeye To Pull Out Of Draft “Or Else”

Mark Titus is a guard for Ohio State with 30 minutes of playing time under his belt. (That’s 30 minutes total, not per game.) He lead the nation last year in 3 point percentage and points per shot (one shot taken, a successful three pointer). But he’s also got one of the best athlete blogs out there. So when he tongue-in-cheek announced his intention to enter the NBA draft, it promised to be a funny and instructive look at the draft process through a prospect’s eyes.

Mark Titus

But this is the NBA we’re talking about, so you knew they’d find a way to ruin everybody’s good time. They called Titus and told him to remove his name from the draft “or else.” Because god forbid they allow a kid to have a little fun.

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OSU Hoops Blogger Tricks Sites In Shirt Sale Flap

Former NBA 12th man Paul Shirley has made somewhat of a career out of being much better at writing about his experiences in basketball than actually playing basketball. And he’s spawned a protegĂ© in Columbus, as Ohio State junior walk-on Mark Titus has been entertaining the masses with a blog of his own this season.

Mark Titus

The site is called CLUB TRILLION, a nod to the term that refers to when you play in a basketball game but accumulate no stats. Titus cracks jokes, makes fun of people, and renders the Buckeyes’ beat writer completely useless. (Why would you want to read dry news stories when you can read about the various ways Titus messes with teammate Evan Turner?) But there were reports today that Titus’ site had raised the ire of the NCAA because he was selling merchandise. Will the NCAA shut down the club?

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