Charles Bassey took his time to make an NBA draft decision, but for Western Kentucky fans, it was worth the wait. Bassey, the reigning Conference USA Freshman of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year, is returning to WKU for his sophomore season, the school announced at 12:50 a.m. (Eastern time) Thursday morning.
Go ahead, Seton Hall fans. Dream of a monster season and a memorable March — Myles Powell is returning for his senior year. The Pirates now have the pieces for a throwback campaign in South Orange, reminiscent of the P.J. Carlesimo glory days. “Guess who’s back?” Powell tweeted, accompanied with a photo of himself in announcing the decision.
Jeff Goodman: Kerry Blackshear has gone back and forth numerous times, source told @stadium . Announced he will withdraw from the NBA Draft and will transfer.
Tony Jones: Yoeli Childs turned down a significant offer overseas to return to BYU, sources tell The Athletic. Childs is determined to make a run at the NBA
Mamadi Diakite: I am excited to announce that after testing the waters and getting great exposure and encouraging feedback, I have decided to return to the University of Virginia for my senior year. I can’t wait to join my coaches and teammates and get to work as we try to win another one. 🏆
Kyle Boone: Devon Dotson is returning to Kansas and withdrawing from the NBA draft, per his Instagram.
Gary Parrish: Virginia Tech’s Kerry Blackshear is withdrawing from the NBA Draft. He’ll be a grad-transfer. Kentucky is a possible landing spot. The 6-10 forward averaged 14.9 points and 7.5 rebounds last season.
Jeff Goodman: Yoeli Childs changes his mind. Will return to BYU. Huge news for Mark Pope and the Cougars.
Jeff Goodman: Jaylen Fisher has withdrawn from the NBA Draft and will go back to school, source told @stadium. He will transfer from TCU.
Jon Rothstein: Source: Rayjon Tucker is staying in the 2019 NBA Draft. Recently committed to Memphis as a grad transfer.
Evan Daniels: Kansas guard Quentin Grimes is withdrawing from the NBA Draft, a source tells @247Sports. Averaged 8.4 PPG, 2.5 RPG & 2.0 APG this past season.
Jeff Goodman: Oregon State assistant Stevie Thompson told @Stadium that Ethan Thompson will withdraw from the NBA Draft and return to school.
Jeff Goodman: UNCG’s James Dickey has withdrawn from the NBA Draft and will return to school, source told @Stadium.
Jim Meehan: As expected, Filip Petrusev withdrawing from draft, returning to Gonzaga for sophomore season
Davion Mintz has withdrawn from the NBA Draft and will be returning to Creighton for his senior season.
Jeff Goodman: Brewster Academy’s Jalen Lecque will bypass college and remain in the NBA Draft. Will be interesting to see where he gets selected.
Jon Rothstein: Source: Kevin Samuel is returning to TCU next season. Was an early entrant to the 2019 NBA Draft.
According to sources, Oregon rising-senior point guard Payton Pritchard has elected to return to Oregon for his final season of basketball.
Zach Osterman: Al Durham, Devonte Green and Justin Smith have all withdrawn from the NBA draft, per IU. So that's that. #iubb
Adrian Wojnarowski: Kentucky F EJ Montgomery will pull out of the 2019 NBA Draft and return to school for his sophomore season, source tells ESPN.
Joseph Duarte: @UHCougarMBK guard Armoni Brooks announces he will keep name in NBA draft and forgo final season.
Reggie Perry, an All-SEC Freshman Team player last year, entered his name into the NBA Draft a month and a half ago. Tuesday night, he informed his Twitter followers that he has removed his name from the draft and that he will suit up in maroon and white for at least another season.
Jeff Goodman: Auburn’s Jared Harper expected to remain in the NBA Draft, source told @stadium. Tough blow for the Tigers.
After exploring basketball's professional realm for the last several weeks, Creighton rising senior Martin Krampelj has decided he will forgo his final year of college eligibility and remain in the NBA draft.
Bryan Kalbrosky: Source confirms to HoopsHype that Siena's Jalen Pickett will withdraw from the 2019 NBA Draft. When including passes, the 6-foot-4 guard created 21.1 ppg out of the pick-and-roll as a freshman last season. That ranked second-best among all D1 players. Will be fascinating in 2020. pic.twitter.com/tGofEAdo91
Jeff Goodman: Kentucky’s Nick Richards announces he is returning to school. The big one for the ‘Cats is EJ Montgomery.
A.J. Lawson is coming back. The expected news has arrived with South Carolina announcing that its reigning SEC all-freshman team performer is returning to the Gamecocks after testing the NBA draft waters.
Kyle Boone: Weber State junior guard Jerrick Harding has submitted paperwork to withdraw from the NBA Draft and will return for his senior season, he tells CBS Sports. Harding, a Wichita native, averaged 21.4 points last season. He's twice been a First Team All-Big Sky performer.
Adam Zagoria: Can confirm via source that Georgia's Nic Claxton will remain in the NBA Draft. First by @Jonathan Givony
Though neither were invited to the NBA Scouting Combine in Chicago earlier this month, the 6-11 Bolden plans to continue pursuing a professional career and won’t returning to school, Duke sources with knowledge of his plans said Monday night.
The Duke sources also said DeLaurier is likely to return to school and, although he hasn’t made his plans firm, the Blue Devils anticipate him being on their roster next season. Players with college eligibility remaining have until 11:59 p.m. Wednesday night to withdraw from the NBA draft and continue their college careers.
Jeff Goodman: Stephen F. Austin’s Kevon Harris will withdraw from the NBA Draft and return to school, source told @Stadium .
Justin Williams: Jarron Cumberland announces he is withdrawing from the NBA Draft and returning to UC for his senior season. #Bearcats
Jon Rothstein: Sources: Nik Popovic is expected to return to Boston College next season. Was an early entrant to the 2019 NBA Draft.
Jeff Goodman: Troy Baxter Jr will remove his name from the NBA draft before the May 29th deadline but will continue to pursue professional opportunities, Florida Gulf Coast coach Michael Fly told @Stadium.
Jeff Goodman: St. Joe’s sophomore wing Charlie Brown Jr., will remain in the NBA Draft, his agent Andre Buck told @Stadium. Brown averaged 19 points this past season.
Jeff Goodman: Tulane transfer Caleb Daniels, who committed to Villanova, told @Stadium he will withdraw from the NBA Draft.
Joel Ntambwe, who has declared for the NBA Draft but can opt out May 29, selected Texas Tech over interest from UConn, Nebraska, TCU, Boston College and Rutgers.
Jon Rothstein: Source: Al-Wajid Aminu is returning to North Florida next season. Was an early entrant to the 2019 NBA Draft.
If former Kentucky All-American Tony Delk’s judgment is correct, would-be UK standout EJ Montgomery will forgo college and remain in this year’s NBA Draft. “I think he’s staying in,” Delk said of Montgomery on Friday night. “Just from what I’ve been hearing. He’s already had a couple workouts with teams. So I guess he’s got some good reports from GMs.”
Jon Axel Gudmundsson no longer part of Hornets pre-draft workout this morning. I wonder if that means the Davidson junior has decided not to stay in the draft.
Jeff Goodman: UConn-bound transfer R.J. Cole told @Stadium he will withdraw from the NBA Draft. Cole will sit and have two years left in Storrs. Averaged 21.4 points this past season at Howard.
So one week after he returned home to New Orleans, Caleb Daniels, a 6-foot-4 guard who played his first two seasons at Tulane, announced on Twitter that he would transfer to Villanova. He will sit out the 2019-20 season and have two years of eligibility remaining.
Daniels declared for the NBA Draft after the season and worked out for the Boston Celtics. He kept open the possibility that he could return to Tulane but it was his one visit, to Villanova and coach Jay Wright, that convinced him to move on.
SMU guard Jimmy Whitt has entered the NCAA transfer portal, sources told Pony Stampede. Whitt announced on March 18 that he was entering the 2019 NBA Draft, but it appears he'll head elsewhere for his final year of eligibility as a graduate transfer.
NC State has officially landed its biggest commitment of the entire 2019 offseason -- one more year of Markell Johnson. The rising senior announced moments ago that he will return for his final season in Raleigh after testing the NBA Draft waters over the last several weeks of the offseason.
Simi Shittu will not return to Vanderbilt basketball and instead take his chances in the NBA Draft. Shittu, a 6-foot-10 forward, announced his decision on Twitter Friday. He worked out at the NBA Draft Combine a week ago, but mock drafts do not project him being picked in the two rounds of the draft.
Kansas got a major dose of good news Friday when Silvio de Sousa won his NCAA appeal and was declared eligible for the 2019-20 season. "I'm so excited to be able to come back to Kansas to play and to continue my education," De Sousa said in a statement.
June 24, 2021 | 1:41 am EDT Update
Atlanta defeated Milwaukee 116-113 on Wednesday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. Clint Capela’s putback after a Trae Young miss gave the Hawks a 112-111 lead with 29.8 seconds left in the game. Young’s four free throws in the final 17.3 second secured the victory. Atlanta erased a seven-point deficit in the final four minutes. As they proved against Philadelphia in the conference semifinals, the Hawks just keep playing regardless of score. “Well, again, we’ve been in this position many times,” Hawks interim coach Nate McMillan said. “Seven-point game is really a three-possession game. We felt that we know what we need to do. We need to get stops and we need to execute and score. They did another solid job of executing down the stretch, again, finding that matchup.
Young was 17-for-34 from the field even though he was just 4-of-13 on 3-pointers. “What I respect about Trae, he’s going to always stay aggressive,” McMillan said. “He continued to stay aggressive and take his shots, and tonight those shots were falling for him. I thought he did a good job of, again, reading the defense and getting the ball and putting the ball in the hands of guys who had their matchups.”
CBS Sports: Players 22 years old or younger to score 40+ points in a Conference Finals game: – LeBron James – Kobe Bryant – Kevin Durant – Amar’e Stoudemire – Trae Young. Good company to keep for the Atlanta Hawks superstar.
StatMuse: Most points in a Conference Finals game: 54 — Michael Jordan 50 — Dirk Nowitzki 49 — LeBron James 48 — LeBron James 48 — Dirk Nowitzki 48 — Trae Young Trae joins LeBron as the only 22-year-old on this list. pic.twitter.com/6MLQ2YEyyq
Tim Reynolds: 30 or more shots, in an East finals game, last 25 seasons: – Trae Young, 2021 – LeBron James, 2018 – LeBron James, 2015 – LeBron James, 2009 – LeBron James, 2007 – Antoine Walker, 2002 – Allen Iverson (four times), 2001 – Michael Jordan (three times), 1997
ESPN Stats & Info: Trae Young has his 3rd half this postseason with 25 points. That’s the most by any Hawks player over the last 25 postseason. The only other Hawks player to have 25 in a half of a postseason game over the last 25 seasons is Paul Millsap
He had 37 points through the first three quarters but it was one of his assists that really had fans in awe. OK, a number of his plays in this game have been jaw-dropping, but this one pass to Collins was just ridiculous. Young dove to the hoop and at first appeared to take a shot but it quickly became clear that it was actually a lob off the glass to John Collins, who threw down a powerful dunk.
Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo was visibly frustrated with his teammates after the Bucks’ defense basically got embarrassed by Trae Young and his antics. The former DPOY had to wake his team up in a dead ball situation, suggesting his team should do a better job in closing out the Hawks’ shooters – especially the red-hot Young.