Javon McCrea has multiple offers on the table. No decision just yet.— Steve Vesey (@SteveVesey4) June 27, 2014
Mid-Major Fr All-American
Javon McCrea, perhaps the greatest player in Buffalo history, did not get his name called during last nights NBA draft but his trek to the NBA is far from over.
McCrea finished his college playing days ranked tenth amongst all active players nationally in career points and eighth in career rebounds. He was the only active player in the nation with at least 1,900 points, 900 rebounds, 200 blocked shots and 200 assists.
At the conference level 14th in MAC history in scoring, 18th in MAC history in rebounding, 5th in MAC history in blocked shots.
The Sixers entered the NBA draft with seven picks, five of those picks were second round picks. For a team that needs depth that meant a chance to look for steals. Philadelphia got a good look at McCrea back in late May and liked what the saw.
After an impressive performance at the Portsmith invitational McCrea spent time working out with at least a half dozen NBA teams.
Among the teams he worked out with are the Philadelphia 76ers who were seen as the most likely team to draft McCrea. Some NBA Mock drafts from ESPN had McCrea going in the high 30's to the sixers.
McCrea also worked with the Toronto Rapotors, The Dallas Mavericks, the Boston Celtics, the Chicago Bulls, and the LA Clippers.
One of the bittersweet consequences of going undrafted is that you sometimes get to pick the team which needs you the most. Right now it seems McCrea is in the process of finding just such a team in the NBA.