Johnny Juzang is about to find out how much his NCAA tournament scoring spree boosted his professional stock. The UCLA sophomore guard announced on social media Tuesday that he would declare for the NBA draft while retaining his college eligibility, preserving his ability to return for one more college season. “For many years, I’ve dreamt about playing professional basketball,” Juzang wrote on Twitter and Instagram. “But the journey to get to this point has truly been the beautiful part, crossing paths with such great people: coaches, mentors, and brothers. I’m proud to announce that I’m declaring for the NBA Draft, while retaining my collegiate eligibility.”
Former five-star recruit and Kentucky freshman Kahlil Whitney is leaning towards bypassing his college eligibility to put his name into June’s NBA Draft, a source tells 247Sports. Whitney, a 6-foot-6, 210-pound forward, announced he would transfer from Kentucky on Jan. 24. Whitney’s camp fielded calls from a host of schools, and initially indicated that transferring was his first option, but since things have changed.
Felipe Souza: Forward Didi Louzada confirmed he’s entering the 2019 NBA Draft and has already talked about it: “I’ve talked with my agents and we decided to enter the Draft. I’m happy and very confident, living a wonderful moment in my life and in my career”
Auburn center Austin Wiley has been invited to the NBA Draft Combine. Wiley is one of four Auburn players to declare for this year's NBA Draft. Mustapha Heron, Jared Harper and Bryce Brown all also declared for the draft, though only Heron intends to sign with an agent.
Bryan Kalbrosky: Missouri State's Alize Johnson will participate in the NBA Draft Combine, per source. He is a 6-foot-9 forward who averaged 15.0 points and 11.6 rebounds with 1.2 three-pointers per game last year.
Adam Zagoria: The NBA announced today that 236 players -- 181 players from colleges and post-graduate institutions and 55 international players -- have filed as early entry candidates for the 2018 NBA Draft. List coming. pic.twitter.com/ZuvsXuwssE
Wichita State junior forward Markis McDuffie has entered his name into the NBA Draft, first reported by NBC Sports. McDuffie has not signed an agent.
Tavarius Shine announced he will forgo his senior year at Oklahoma State as he decided to declare for the 2018 NBA draft and hire an agent. He will be represented by the JCK Sports Group.
Tyus Battle will enter his name in the 2018 #NBADraft but is not hiring an agent. We fully support him throughout this process.
South Carolina freshman and former Louisville signee Brian Bowen told ESPN he will declare for the NBA draft in case the NCAA does not clear him to play next season for the Gamecocks.
Chris Haynes: ESPN Sources: Wake Forest center Doral Moore will forgo senior season and enter NBA Draft. He plans to hire an agent soon. The 7-foot-1 prospect averaged 11.1 points, 9.4 rebounds and 2.0 blocks this past season.
Gary Parrist: Chance Comanche will remain in the NBA Draft. He averaged 6.3 points this past season at Arizona.
May 8, 2021 | 9:34 pm EDT Update
The Sixers won their eighth straight game with a 118-104 victory over the Pistons on Saturday night, moving ever so closer to locking down the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. Joel Embiid led the way with 29 points, and strong efforts from Dwight Howard and Tyrese Maxey were among the standouts from the supporting cast.
Justin Grasso: Doc Rivers on the playoff rotation: “I think we’re very comfortable with who were are going to play. I think we’ve been comfortable.” Says they “won’t blink” at playing 11 guys if they need to
May 8, 2021 | 8:54 pm EDT Update
Fred Katz: There it is. Russell Westbrook has officially tied Oscar Robertson’s all-time triple-double record of 181 for a career, a record that has stood for 47 years. Westbrook now has 21 triple-doubles in his last 25 games and will go for the record Monday against the Hawks.
Russell Westbrook is making history every other day at this point and Saturday night was no exception. The Wizards’ point guard earned his 7,988th assist against the Pacers, passing former Wizards point guard Rod Strickland for 12th all-time on the NBA’s career assists list.