Vasquez Confirms - No Overseas For Him

Greivis Vasquez worked out with the Wizards today, and though I've yet to hear a lot on how it went, Pat Stevens of the WT posted a Q&A he did with the Maryland star. What did Greivis have to say on the topic of Europe?

GV: No. Let's make that clear. Not at all. Greivis Vasquez is not going overseas. He's not playing in Europe. I would like to get my education and get my degree if it comes down to overseas. I think I'm going to work hard to make it and be a pro one day. But it's not going to be overseas right now.

Outside of the annoying and yet simultaneously awesome third-preson reference, this is very encouraging news. While many had suspected this, it's nice to get some confirmation. There are several things he may be basing his decision on - the Lance decision, the vibes he's getting from teams, and Gary's advice among them - it's good to know it's NBA-or-bust.

As for actually returning?

Well, there are various quotes pertaining to that:

That's a hard question to answer right now. I don't want to be rude. The whole thing is just about me getting better. Why not go against guys like Jodie Meeks? What am I going to do at Maryland right now? I'm going to test the waters and get better. If I come back, I come back. If I have to move on, I have to move on.

I'm not thinking about how tough it's going to be. This is the time for me to get better as an individual. It's summertime. It's not about me going or leaving. It's about me getting better. If something comes up, it's hard for me to go. But I don't have to. I might stay. It's hard to say right now.

It'll probably be right there [his decision will come down to the wire]. I have a couple workouts left.

Alright then, Greivis is still an option. He still has awhile to go - I believe June 15 is the deadline - so he'll probably take his time. Combine Greivis with Lance (maybe, of course - the team is still pretty good w/o him anyway)/JWill/Padge/the returners, and that's a scary good team.

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