Louisville basketball’s leading scorer is testing the NBA Draft waters. Carlik Jones, a graduate transfer who received all-conference honors in his first season with U of L, declared for the 2021 NBA Draft on Saturday “while still maintaining my eligibility as a Cardinal,” he said in a post to his Instagram account.
Radford guard Carlik Jones entered his name into the transfer portal on Wednesday, but that’s not the only move he made. The defending Big South player of the year also submitted his name to the NBA advisory committee. The committee allows players to earn feedback on their draft status without jeopardizing their future eligibility.
May 21, 2022 | 4:40 pm EDT Update
“It would be huge and he deserves it,” Barnes said. “If you don’t like Steph Curry, then you’re just a hater. What can you really not like about him? He’s himself. He plays the game the right way. He plays the game the right way. He’s selfless. Rarely, in this day and age, these selfless superstars. He’s a selfless superstar. I think it’d be huge if they’re able to get it. It’s no lie this team is getting older.”
“This one still feels amazing. Not much changed since five minutes ago. Still, I am speechless,” Vasilije Micic said after receiving the trophy from Euroleague Legend Vassilis Spanoulis, “These achievements will stay with me for all my life, it will stay marked in my heart as long as I play basketball and afterward. This would be impossible without my teammates. Four amazing years together, two titles. Team results are more important.”
Kevin Durant about head coaches: “I think that’s the biggest thing,” he tells David Letterman. “We all know how to play. We all know all the terminology. We know every single scheme that can be. … Managing personalities, I think that’s their biggest job.”
May 21, 2022 | 2:31 pm EDT Update
“Getting invited into the Green Room, I was like, ‘Oh man, this is a dream come true,” Kevon Looney told FOX Sports. “But then to not get called until the 30th pick, you watch everyone get drafted, not knowing when you’re going to get picked or not. I actually left and came back. It was great, but sad at the same time. That put a chip on my shoulder.”
After so much struggle, beginning with that fateful night at the NBA Draft nearly a decade ago, his brilliant performance Friday was a testament to his unwavering belief in himself. “Everything was going the wrong way, but I always just kind of stayed even-keel and keep working,” Looney told FOX Sports. ” And things have been working out for me. To have a moment like this is something special for me.”
After having a career-night, as Looney walked toward the locker room, he was asked if that was his favorite moment he’s ever had on the court. He shook his head. “I would say the best moment is still winning the championship with them, even though in some games I didn’t play a lot,” Looney told FOX Sports. “But I was there and I contributed in certain series. So, I felt a part of it.”