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All-SEC guard Saben Lee will forgo his senior season at Vanderbilt and stay in the 2020 NBA Draft. He has signed with Wasserman Media Group, according to the company’s Twitter account.
Evan Daniels: Kentucky guard Ashton Hagans is bypassing his remaining college eligibility and signing with CAA Sports, sources tell @247Sports . Hagans averaged 11.5 PPG and 6.4 APG this past season.
Emiliano Carchia: Prospect Paul Eboua has switched representation and signed with BDA Sports, a source told @sportando. The Cameroonian player, a potential second rounder, will declare for the 2020 NBA Draft soon
Nick DePaula: Jalen Green will sign with agent Aaron Goodwin of @GoodwinSports. The projected 2021 #1 pick will begin the shoe deal process *now*, with several offers expected to top 7-figures per year. Goodwin negotiated massive rookie shoe deals for LeBron, Dwight Howard & Kevin Durant.
Keith Kreiter: Proud to Announce Isaiah Moss (@imoss38) @KUHoops has Joined the #EdgeFamily #NBADraftRiser #ChiBred m.youtube.com/watch?feature=… pic.twitter.com/DR6FtUOKTu
Jeff Goodman: Stanford’s Tyrell Terry has signed with Mike Naiditch of Beyond Athlete Management, source told @Stadium. Naiditch is one of the 24 agents who has been certified by the NCAA, so Terry can return to school if he so chooses to do so.
Bryan Kalbrosky: BYU senior Yoeli Childs will be represented by Keith Kreiter + Sam Cipriano of @Edge_Sports. The big averaged 22.2 PPG and 9.0 RPG per game. He shot 22-for-45 (48.9 percent) on 3-pointers. Among all D1 players who had as many pick-and-pop possessions, only one was more efficient.
JD Shaw: Grant Riller (@G_getsbuckets) has signed with agent Scott Nichols of Rize Management ahead of the NBA Draft. Grant spent four seasons at Charleston, averaging 21.9 points this past year.
“I think I should go number one, no doubt,” Edwards told 247Sports. “That’s the only place I think I should go.” Edwards signed this week with Octagon agent Omar Wilkes for his professional representation, per multiple sources. Wilkes has represented top 10 picks -- Trae Young and Cam Reddish -- in each of the past two NBA Drafts.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Memphis 7-footer James Wiseman -- a potential No. 1 overall pick -- has signed with @excelsm for his NBA representation, league source tells ESPN. Wiseman will start preparing for the June NBA Draft now.
A league source told Heavy.com that the agent Wiseman is expected to sign with is veteran Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports, whose client list includes Blake Griffin, Kemba Walker, Khris Middleton, Kevin Love, C.J. McCollum, Nikola Jokic and Andre Drummond.
Jon Rothstein: Sources: The NCAA has officially added criteria for agents who wish to represent student athletes testing the waters for the NBA Draft. Criteria: Bachelor's Degree; Certified with NBPA for a minimum of three years; Take an in-person exam at the NCAA Office in Indianapolis.
Bryan Kalbrosky: Source confirms former Wichita State and Louisiana-Monroe guard Daishon Smith (@Humnbled1_) will be repped by Dan Curtin of 3Eye Sports. Smith had the most steals and 2nd-most points in Sun Belt last season. Only ten D1 players scored more PPG on catch-and-shoot opportunities.
As long as Zion Williamson has an agent in in place by the week of the draft, there will be time for him to hammer out all the details of his NBA transition. Still, it is an odd thing that he is without an agent at this point. Sources told Sporting News that the reason behind the delayed process goes back to Williamson's advisor, former NBA agent Chubby Wells.
Wells had been an Atlanta-area NBA agent going back more than a decade, representing players like Dale Davis and Ramon Sessions. But his certification with the NBPA lapsed. Through his friend Anderson, Wells got involved with Williamson's AAU team, SC Supreme, and the plan had been to have him recertify as an agent and represent Williamson. But when that plan fell through this spring, Williamson did not have an official agent and top agencies across the country piled into the process. Among those were Creative Artists Agency, Roc Nation, Klutch Sports and BDA Sports.
Gary Woelfel: Michigan SG Jordan Poole (Milw Rufus King) will stay in draft and be repped by CAA, whose many clients include Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer.
Bryan Kalbrosky: Among the top prospects in the 2019 NBA Draft, Zion Williamson is the most notable yet to hire an agent. Others not linked to representation, likely still testing waters: Charles Bassey (Western Kentucky), Devon Dotson (Kansas), Moses Brown (UCLA) + Jalen Lecque (NC State commit)
According to one NBA source, Williamson has yet to select an agent, a decision that seems inevitable before he signs a lucrative shoe deal. For now, Williamson is surrounded by his mother and stepfather, who have deftly guided him through every step of his journey. Sharonda Sampson and Lee Anderson have quietly helped create the phenomenon, even electing not to do interviews during Williamson’s year at Duke. Most important, Wiggins says, they’ll still be there to help Williamson select an agent. “I’ve got great parents, great siblings, a great circle that care for me and would do anything for me, protect me,” Wiggins says. “That’s the main thing, having a good circle around you.”
Jordan Nwora is the Louisville player who has drawn the most attention and hype as an NBA draft prospect, mostly due to the massive improvement in his sophomore campaign. His father, Alex Nwora, told the Courier Journal that Nwora signed with agent Bill Duffy of BDA Sports Management.
Zach Braziller: Former Hofstra star Justin Wright-Foreman worked out for Celtics today. Is signing with Sean Kennedy of Excel Sports. Also has workouts coming up with 76ers and Timberwolves Monday and Tuesday. He will be going to G-League Elite Camp May 13-14 in Chicago. #hofmbb #nbadraft
Rachel Stein, the communications coordinator for Priority Sports and Entertainment, confirmed Bruno Fernando has signed with the Chicago-based sports management company. Priority Sports also represents former Terps Jake Layman and Kevin Huerter.
Bryan Kalbrosky: Source confirms to @HoopsHype that Mississippi State standout Aric Holman will be represented at FSM (Fundamental Sports Management) by Colin Bryant and Rahul Patel. The 6-foot-10 forward connected on 43.3 percent of his three-pointers (!!) during final two collegiate seasons.
Bryan Kalbrosky: Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Josh Reaves (Penn State) will be represented by Dan Curtin and Adam Godes of 3Eye Sports, per source. He led his conference in steal % three years in a row + projects as a 3-and-D rotational player. He recently made Portsmouth All-Tournament.
Jared Weiss: NBA Draft prospect Matur Maker has signed with agent Steve McCaskill’s One Legacy Sports, who represent his brother Thon. The 21-year-old currently plays for Zlatorog Laško in Slovenia after playing a post HS season in Canada last year.
Both Barry Brown and Dean Wade have signed with Austin Walton and NEXT Sports, while Kamau Stokes has signed with Adisa P. Bakari and Jeffery A. Whitney at The Sports & Entertainment Group.
West Virginia forward Sagaba Konate has signed with BDA Sports Management, an NBA certified agency that lists DeAndre Ayton — last season’s No. 1 overall pick — as a client.
Myles Powell has signed with agent Sam Permut of Roc Nation Sports — the same agent who represents Angel Delgado and Isaiah Whitehead — to represent him as he tests the NBA draft waters. Under the new rule, he has until May 29 to take his name out of the draft to maintain his college eligibility.
Liz Mullen: Texas C Jaxson Hayes has signed with @BDA_Sports for representation in the NBA Draft. Agents Bill Duffy & Marlon Harrison are representing him.
Bryan Kalbrisky: BYU's Yoeli Childs ( @yochilds22 ) and Loyola Chicago's Marques Townes ( @Marq_Towne5 ) will be represented by Keith Kreiter at @Edge_Sports , source tells @hoopshype . Childs led the WCC with 21.1 points per game; Townes was MVC Player of Year in 2019 + led team to the Final 4 in '18.
Indiana freshman guard Romeo Langford, who is among over 200 underclassmen who declared for the 2019 NBA draft, has signed with an agent. In a tweet published Thursday, Catalyst Sports + Media announced the signing of Langford, who is a possible lottery pick in June’s draft.
Jeff Goodman: Purdue’s Carsen Edwards has signed with Zach Kurtin of Priority Sports, source told @Stadium. Edwards has full intention of keeping his name in for NBA Draft.
Mike Daum just wrapped up a historic season at South Dakota State and capped off an amazing career. He is now ready to take the next step to the NBA and has signed with a agent. Daum has signed with Octagon Sports, the same sports agency that represents some of the biggest stars in the NBA and sports in general.
PJ Washington: Very excited to continue my journey and announce that I’ve signed with @rocnationsports in preparation for the NBA Draft! Thank you to everyone who has supported me along the way - BBN and my entire support system. Can’t wait to get started. #RocFam ✍🏽🉑
Percy Allen: Washington Huskies star Jaylen Nowell signs with agent Ryan Davis.
Liz Mullen: Duke F/G Cam Reddish has signed with @OctagonBsktball for representation in the NBA Draft. Octagon NBA agent Omar Wilkes is repping him.
Liz Mullen: USC F Bennie Boatwright has signed with @RocNationSports for representation in the NBA Draft. He will be represented by Roc Nation NBA agents Joe Branch & Sam Permut.
Darren Wolfson: Former #Gophers great Jordan Murphy will be represented by Hazan Sports Management Group. Portsmouth will turn into getting workouts with teams and trying to get a Combine invite. His pro career and the process leading into will happen fast.
Having parted ways with his agent, Lonzo Ball is searching for a new one. Creative Artists Agency has emerged as a front-runner to represent Ball, but he and his team are evaluating prospective agents, according to people familiar with the process. While word is spreading around the agencies that LaVar Ball is driving the search, Lonzo Ball told The Times on Thursday night that he alone will make his business decisions. Asked specifically if his father was involved, Lonzo Ball said no.
Sitting next to his parents and his aunt and uncle, Phil and Carol Morant, at the office of his agent, Jim Tanner of Tandem Sports and Entertainment, Morant explained his decision Saturday to become a pro and his journey from lightly recruited player in South Carolina to lottery pick. “I didn’t try to force the decision to come out early,” Morant told USA TODAY Sports. “Me and my family just talked it over and felt like now is the right time and made that decision.”
Oregon Ducks freshman Bol Bol has officially turned pro, hiring an agent at CAA for representation in his eventual NBA career, the agency told ESPN on Friday. The 7-foot-2 center is No. 12 on ESPN's rankings of the top 100 NBA draft prospects.
Bol will look to CAA to overlook his ongoing rehab and pre-NBA draft meeting and interview schedule. He will also rely on the firm to land him potential endorsement deals, beginning with a shoe deal. Bol boasts 650,000 followers on Instagram, the third-highest total among draft prospects behind only Duke's Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett.
"They're only saying that because it's Rich. When Shaq came to see me play in high school, when A.I. came to see me play in high school, they weren't saying it was a recruiting trip then. But because it's Rich Paul and LeBron, now it's a recruitment trip. "Now Rich is a threat to everybody, and they look at it and they want to keep trying to jab my agent and jab my friend. And what is he doing that's wrong? They don't say that about no other agent when other guys go see [players]. They don't say that about no other agent, but my guy because he's a threat. "And he's African-American, too. Throw that in there."
Sean Deveney: A month ahead of the draft, Sporting News has learned that Texas A&M center Robert "Big Cat" Williams has changed agents, and is now represented by Kevin Bradbury of BDA Sports. He will participate in a workout for teams on Tuesday in Los Angeles.
Jeff Goodman: Utah State junior guard DeAngelo Isby told ESPN he will remain in the NBA Draft. Has signed with Darren White of Future Sports Management. Played first two years in juco ranks.
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League addresses Rajon Rondo allegations

The NBA on Monday said it’s in the process of gathering more information after veteran point guard  Rajon Rondo allegedly threatened a woman with a gun at her house last week. The woman filed for an emergency protective order against Rondo on Friday in Louisville, Kentucky, a copy of which was obtained by ESPN’s Baxter Holmes. The order was granted later that day. Her allegations were made in the request for the EPO.
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According to the EPO obtained by ESPN, the woman called former interim Louisville Metro Police Chief Yvette Gentry, who eventually arrived at the house. However, the woman said Rondo wouldn’t allow Gentry inside. The woman said she locked herself in the house with the kids, and Gentry eventually told her Rondo had left, and she had his gun. The woman filed for the protective order Friday, saying in it that she feared for the safety of the children and that Rondo has a history of “volatile, erratic [and] explosive behavior.”
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The order was granted later Friday, with a judge saying Rondo must stay at least 500 feet away from the woman and the children, and must temporarily surrender any firearms to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. NBA spokesman Mike Bass told ESPN’s Malika Andrews that the league is aware of what allegedly happened and is “in the process of gathering more information.” Messages left by ESPN to Rondo’s representatives weren’t immediately returned.
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According to the statement, Rondo, while holding a gun, “began yelling and cursing” at their son and “asking why he was afraid of him.” Eventually, Rondo was “yelling and cursing at both children, demanding to know why they were scared of him and effectively holding them at gun point,” Bachelor said in her statement.  Bachelor said Rondo’s parents arrived but he “could not be calmed down,” though he did let the children back in the house. Gentry also arrived, according to Bachelor’s statement, and Rondo “blocked her from entering the home” by standing between her and the door.
Deandre Ayton will be a restricted free agent this offseason after the Phoenix Suns were unable to sign him to an extension. “Going into this season, Deandre Ayton did not feel valued by this Phoenix organization,” said Adrian Wojnarowski on Monday. “They were not able to come to an agreement on a rookie extension. He saw many of the top players of his class get extensions. He wanted a max deal. He would not move off that. “So now he moves toward restricted free agency this summer where now he’ll have some more options. But ultimately Phoenix can still match an offer out there and keep him if he signs an offer sheet with another team.”
“Deandre Ayton is going to get a max contract in the marketplace somewhere. Phoenix really has to look at the allocation financially of how they want to distribute salaries.  “The relationship with Monty Williams had been one of the real benefits. I think their ability to work together and build a relationship. It will be interesting how that season ended impacts this. It will really be one of the stories of this offseason because there are a lot of teams figuring out how to acquire [Ayton].”

LeBron James: Luka Doncic is my favorite player under 25

There has been no shortage of young superstars emerging in the NBA this year. Ja Morant had quite a run with the Memphis Grizzlies while Jayson Tatum is still vying for the title with the Boston Celtics after taking down Giannis Antetokounmpo and the defending champs Milwaukee Bucks. If you ask Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James, however, neither of these two cornerstone studs stands out as his favorite. According to the Lakers talisman himself, this honor goes to Mavs superstar Luka Doncic: “LUKA. He’s my fav player!!” LeBron responded when asked who his favorite player under 25 is.
During a Twitter Q&A on Monday initiated by LeBron, the 18-time All-Star was asked by one of his followers how many more years he’ll continue to play. LeBron didn’t divulge any specifics in his answer, but did hint that he’s nowhere close to being done. “The way I feel, I can go on for a min to be honest,” James wrote. “It’s really up to me and my mental staying fresh/sharp! I’m still psycho driven!”
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