The news of Debbie Yow's likely move to North Carolina State did not detract from what took place in New York on Thursday night.
When NBA commissioner David Stern called the name of Maryland guard Greivis Vasquez as the 28th pick in the draft -- and the third of the first round for the Memphis Grizzlies -- it marked the first time a Terp had been selected in the opening round in eight years.
Not only was that big for Vasquez, who will get a two-year guaranteed contract at about $1 million a year, but it was significant for Gary Williams as well. His relationship with Vasquez was probably as close as with any player in his coaching career.
Not that either will say "I told you so," but they certainly can. Many of those who doubted Vasquez's abilities earlier in his career in College Park -- including me -- have become converts. Those who believe the Terps will be better off without him might want to reconsider.