Draft Rumors

Deitsch: What is the first thing you would do if you were NBA Commissioner? Barkley: I would make some of these kids stay in school for two years because I think we defeat the purpose of the NBA Draft. The way the draft is designed is for bad teams to get some help. I would make it mandatory to stay in school for two years because I think it makes a big difference. Let’s be realistic: I have only seen one NBA player who was ready right out of high school and that was LeBron James. Even as great as Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett were, they were not ready for the NBA, and those are all-time greats. Now we have every kid in the world thinking they will be in college for one year and I hate it for the fans.
Texas A&M forward Robert Williams will enter the NBA draft, an announcement he made following the Aggies’ NCAA tournament loss to Michigan in the Sweet 16 on Thursday night. “He’s been an NBA performer day in and day out,” Texas A&M coach Billy Kennedy said. “I’m really proud of him. He came back to finish strong and do something special for this program and for the university.”