E-Bled got sh_t right in Playa Vista, CA Monday at a presser where himself and Al-Farouq Aminu were announced as the first round picks of L.A.
The Clippers took Aminu, the 6-foot-9, 215-pounder from Wake Forest, with the eighth pick in the first round. Aminu as a sophomore averaged 15.8 points and 10.7 rebounds last season. The Clippers traded a future first-round pick to Oklahoma City in exchange for Bledsoe whom was drafted with the 18th pick. Bledsoe averaged 11.3 points and 2.9 assists at Kentucky.
Here are some notes from the press conference on Monday:
On going to L.A.:
“I’m glad to be here. I’ve played on a team with five first round draft picks. Being here feels great and I want to thank everyone who made the trade possible to bring me here. I’m looking forward to coming here and putting this practice facility to good use…”
On how the draft went:
“I was getting nervous. People were saying that I was going to slip into the second round. I really wanted to come to L.A. anyways because of the great city and the great fans.”
On going to Kentucky:
“I knew what I was getting into when I signed with Kentucky. John Wall is a terrific ball player but I knew what I was getting into when I signed my letter of intent. I was able to learn how to play off the ball and it was a big adjustment but it helped me out a lot.”
On his preferred position to play:
“I prefer to play the point guard position. I like to press the ball so I like to play the point. I can’t wait to learn from Baron Davis.”
On advice from other people at UK:
“I talk to Tony Delk a lot. I talk to him every day. He just tells me to come in and work harder than everyone else on the court and that will help me a lot.”
On of Baron Davis
“I like Baron’s toughness. He goes out every night and just plays. It doesn’t matter who he goes up against. He still goes out and performs every game. I’m looking forward to playing with him and learning from him.”