HoopsHype Chane Behanan rumors
Shams Charania: Undrafted forward Chane Behanan, dismissed from Louisville as a junior, has decided to sign in the NBA D-League, source tells RealGM. Twitter @ShamsCharania
Chane Behanan, who was dismissed from Louisville in December, will enter the NBA draft, he confirmed via text message to ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman. Behanan's decision was earlier reported by The Coloradoan. "I love the game and I want to compete with the best," he told ESPN. "I also want to show the NBA and the people that Chane Behanan wasn't raised like everybody talks about. My family was devastated about my decision-making in the past, and believe me I've heard it from them still [until] this day. But I am human. It's behind us and it's nothing but moving forward from here on out." ESPN.com
Former Louisville forward Chane Behanan has hired an agent and will declare this week for the NBA Draft, a source close to the situation told SNY.tv. “Yeah, sometime this week,” the source said. “He signed, he’s got an agent already.” ZagsBlog.com
One veteran NBA scout thinks it’s a bad move, calling it a “mistake.” “Off the court issues will really affect his draft stock,” the scout told SNY.tv. “He goes undrafted. He is a small 4 with no NBA-type 3 skills.” ZagsBlog.com
The 6-foot-6 Behanan was dismissed from Louisville in December for a violation of team rules. He averaged 7.6 points and 6.3 rebounds last season with the Cardinals. He had been a huge part of Louisville’s NCAA championship run in 2012-13, averaging 12.5 points and 10.5 rebounds in the national semifinals and final. After spending some time with John Lucas at his facility in Houston for a reported drug issue, Behanan transferred to Colorado State. Now it looks like he will never suit up there. ZagsBlog.com
NBA scouts are keeping an eye on dismissed Louisville forward Chane Behanan, who reportedly will work with former NBA player John Lucas, who has a Houston-based program working with players with substance and emotional issues. Behanan was a force for the Cardinals during their national championship run. He is 21 years old and is an intriguing prospect because of his hulking 6-foot-6-inch, 250-pound frame. Boston Globe
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