HoopsHype Jordan Williams rumors
But will that living come this year? In late March, Williams entered his name into the NBA draft pool but didn't hire an agent. In just more than a week, Williams will have to decide whether to remain in the draft or return to Maryland. The latter option, according to some, is the better one. "The first thing that stands out is, he's a guy that has to get in better condition and get stronger," said Ryan Blake, co-director of scouting for the NBA. "He projects as a power forward in the NBA, so he has to prove he can play facing the basket. He has to prove he can knock down 15-foot jump shots consistently and he hasn't done that. "We have had guys with similar body types and ability who have not been drafted or have been drafted and have not done well." rep-am.com
A number of NBA personnel said they wouldn't be surprised if Maryland's Jordan Williams, Butler's Shelvin Mack, Washington's Isaiah Thomas, Boston College's Reggie Jackson or Fresno State's Greg Smith all stayed in the draft. But there is a consensus already that Michigan's Darius Morris, Xavier's Tu Holloway, Georgetown's Hollis Thompson, Miami's Reggie Johnson, Pitt's Ashton Gibbs and Northwestern's John Shurna should go back to school before they make a mistake of leaving too soon, and in the case of those who can't make an NBA roster, a major error in giving up their eligibility. ESPN.com
We've learned that Maryland bigman Jordan Williams will also enter his name into this year's NBA draft. Leon Williams, Jordan's father, confirmed with NBADraft.net's Rodney Halprin on Monday that "Jordan is testing the waters... but nothing is official, he is considering it but no decision has been made on him staying in the draft." NBADraft.net
Comcast SportsNet's Chick Hernandez is reporting that Maryland forward Jordan Williams is seriously considering declaring for the NBA draft. Hernandez is reporting that Williams has his mind set on leaving College Park, but that his parents want him to play for NBA scouts and see where the 6-foot-10 sophomore might be drafted before he signs with an agent. The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the NBA draft is April 24. Underclassmen then have until May 8 to withdraw from the draft and maintain their eligibility only if they have not yet hired an agent. CSNWashington.com
Maryland big man Jordan Williams, who was named to the all-ACC first team on Monday, is in Greensboro, N.C. prepping for this week's ACC tournament. His sophomore season nearly over, Williams said Wednesday that he isn't thinking about his NBA prospects at the moment. "I'm not even thinking about that," Williams told The Washington Times. "I'm just trying to focus on this team right now and getting this team better and getting this team to the tournament. That's the most important thing. I haven't really put any thought into that." Baltimore Sun
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