Where’d Gabe Pruitt Go?

Just over a year ago, Gabe Pruitt announced that he would leave USC early. He ended up going to the Boston Celtics with the second pick of the second round in the NBA draft.

Pruitt hasn’t received any playing time in the NBA Finals against the Lakers (nor has fellow Trojan-Celtic Brian Scalabrine), but his name did come up yesterday.

UCLA basketball Coach Ben Howland was addressing the early departure of Luc Richard Mbah a Moute when reporters brought up Pruitt. Howland replied, "Would it have been better for Gabe Pruitt to come back one more year, in retrospect? Probably, ’cause he would have been a definite first-rounder had he come back. As always, hindsight is 20-20."

Clearly a cautionary tale that Davon Jefferson paid no attention to.

Kyle Bunch

Partnerships for R/GA Ventures. Raised in California, adopted by Texas. Opinions expressed here are mine and they are fantastic.

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