HoopsHype Tony Snell rumors


June 20, 2013 Updates

However, his demeanor on Thursday was night and day compared to his appearance in Sacramento 11 days ago. Snell appeared more confident and relaxed in his session with the media this time around. Following yesterday’s workout, new Kings coach Michael Malone took some time to speak one-on-one with Snell. Malone said afterwards he made a point to assure Snell of the Kings’ interest. “I just told him when you have guys back here for a second time, we’re not bringing guys back in that we don’t like,” Malone said yesterday. ”So Tony had a very good career at New Mexico and he’s played very well for us in the two times he’s been here.” Cowbell Kingdom

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Now a month after his decision to leave UNM, Snell is starting to see his draft stock rise entering this week’s invitation-only NBA draft combine in Chicago. “It bothered me, but it also motivated me,” Snell told the Journal from Los Angeles, where he’s been working seven days a week preparing for the draft. “I know you can’t please everybody. When I made this decision, I did it with all the faith in Marvin (Lea, his former prep school coach who is now training him in preparation for the June 27 NBA draft). I knew what I was capable of and I knew what he was telling me. Now that there are others starting to take notice, it’s a little bit of a relief even though I never really doubted my ability.” Albuquerque Journal

April 9, 2013 Updates

New Mexico guard Tony Snell will forgo his senior season to enter the NBA draft. The 21-year-old Snell made the announcement at a Monday news conference on the school's Albuquerque campus. The 6-foot-7 Snell says "in my heart, I feel like it's a good decision to leave now." ESPN.com

March 27, 2013 Updates

Though his decision was made Monday, news went public Tuesday morning that the 6-foot-7 junior guard would ride the momentum of his national coming-out party at the Mountain West tournament and leave school early to enter the 2013 NBA draft. Snell has not hired an agent and can retain his college eligibility until he does so or until the April 16 deadline to withdraw his name from the NBA Early Entry list. Sources close to Snell have confirmed to the Journal that he isn’t likely to be returning to the team next season. Albuquerque Journal

March 26, 2013 Updates

University of New Mexico guard Tony Snell announced Tuesday that he will make himself eligible for the NBA draft. Snell said that he will not hire an agent, which will give the junior forward the opportunity to return to school before the April 16th deadline should he find his draft prospects less than adequate. 1017 The Team

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