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Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 06/25/2012

Terrell Stoglin’s NBA draft tweets

Ever since Terrell Stoglin was suspended by Maryland for violating its student-athlete code of conduct, and subsequently declared for the NBA draft, his Twitter stream has contained a steady dose of optimistic talk. Like, really really optimistic talk.

As you can see below, Stoglin regularly re-tweets suggestions that, for example, he will be the No. 1 pick in this week’s draft, or a perennial NBA all-Star. Call me a cynic, but that seems optimistic.

So I, and others, have wondered what’s going on here.

1) Are Stoglin’s fans just unbelievable optimists, with Stoglin re-tweeting them as a sly wink at the amazing passion of true believers?

2) Or, on the other hand, are Stoglin’s followers playing a sick joke on him, attempting to see just how crazy a statement they can make while still earning a re-tweet?

3) Is the entire thing perhaps a joke, concocted by Stoglin and his followers together, meant to ensnare a dodo Web writer like me?

4) Or does the whole batch of them really believe in all of this, that Stoglin will be the steal of the first round if he’s taken anywhere other than No. 1 or maybe No. 2 overall?

I have no idea, but below please find eight of the most optimistic re-tweets that have come through Stoglin’s account in recent weeks. And for the record, Chad Ford has Stoglin ranked No. 69 among prospects, Draft Express has him ranked No. 75, and Jeff Goodman has him ranked No. 86.

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