NBA rumors: Johnny Juzang entering draft

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.”

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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.
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.
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