North Carolina junior forward Luke Maye will enter the NBA draft process, the school announced on Monday. He will not hire an agent.
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Jalen Adams, UConn’s leader in scoring and assists the past two seasons, will not test the NBA’s draft process. He announced in a video posted on social media Sunday that he is returning to UConn for his senior season.
Jeff Goodman: The last unofficial count for college underclassmen who have declared for the NBA Draft is 150 — 53 have signed with an agent and 97 have said they are testing the NBA waters without an agent. Deadline for kids to declare is tomorrow night.
After two seasons and 47 games as a Kansas Jayhawk, sophomore center Udoka Azubuike is at least curious to hear what NBA evaluators have to say about his game. Azubuike, who started 34 of KU’s 39 games this season and improved his numbers across the board from his 11-game injury-shortened freshman season, has decided to test the NBA waters by entering the draft process. Azubuike will not hire an agent, leaving open the possibility that he could still return to Kansas for his junior season the way Svi Mykhailiuk did one year ago.
Mike Daum, the South Dakota State standout from Kimball, Nebraska, has declared for the NBA draft. Daum, who has one season left of eligibility, won’t hire an agent, leaving the option open for him to return to college if he withdraws from the draft by June 11.
Adam Zagoria: Why not, everybody’s doing it. UConn sophomore guard Christian Vital will declare himself eligible for the 2018 NBA Draft, but will not hire an agent.
Jeff Goodman: Kent State junior guard Jaylin Walker has declared for the NBA Draft, but won’t hire an agent, school announced.
Villanova redshirt sophomore guard Donte DiVincenzo will enter the 2018 NBA Draft without hiring an agent in order to maintain his college eligibility, the school announced Thursday. DiVincenzo is permitted to work out for teams and attend the NBA’s Draft Combine in Florida without committing to enter the league. Once players sign with an agent, they are not allowed to return to college.
Ajdin Penava has decided to sign with an agent and not return to Marshall for his senior year of basketball. The 6-foot-10 native of Bosnia had applied for the 2018 NBA Draft, seemingly to test the waters and obtain feedback. But that course seriously changed recently.
Villanova redshirt sophomore guard Donte DiVincenzo (Wilmington, Del.) will enter his name into the 2018 National Basketball Association Draft process but won’t hire an agent, it was announced today. In his second full season as a Wildcats guard, DiVincenzo enjoyed a breakout 2017-18 campaign, earning BIG EAST Sixth Man of the Year and NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player honors. He averaged 13.4 points and 4.8 rebounds over the course of the campaign and moved into the starting lineup for eight games during Phil Booth’s absence in January and February (broken bone in left hand).
Kansas seniors Devonte Graham and Svi Mykhailiuk have signed with agents well in advance of the June 21 NBA Draft. Graham, a 6-foot-2 point guard from Raleigh, N.C., on Wednesday told The Star he had signed with CAA (Creative Arts Agency), which has U.S. offices in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Moorestown, N.J., and Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
BYU’s basketball program is losing one of its best players before the player’s college eligibility is exhausted for the second straight year. Leading scorer Elijah Bryant, who just completed his junior season but will graduate next week, announced on his YouTube channel that he is turning professional.
Misko Raznatovic: Blaz Mesicek, 97 born Slovenian guard and player of Brindisi, declared for the Nba draft 2018! #BeoBasket
Kentucky sophomore forward Wenyen Gabriel announced Wednesday that he will test the NBA Draft waters but will not hire an agent. So long as Gabriel does not hire an agent, he will have until May 30 (10 days after the NBA Draft Combine) to make a final decision as to whether he wishes to remain in the draft or return to Kentucky.
Xabi Lopez-Arostegui has declared for the 2018 NBA Draft, according to ESPN’s Jonathan Givony. The 6’8, 20-year old Spanish national team veteran wing is playing in the Liga ACB for Joventut, averaging 5.7 points in 15 minutes per game, shooting 37% for 3.
Michael Scotto: Texas Tech freshman guard Zhaire Smith will remain in the NBA draft and will hire an agent, league sources told The Athletic.
Zhaire Smith: After careful consideration I’ve decided to forgo my collegiate career and sign with Roc Nation. Again I want to thank my family, friends , coaches, teammates, and TT fans. Your support has been great . I know this is the best decision for me and I hope to make y’all proud!
South Carolina center Chris Silva declared for the NBA Draft on Tuesday, but is not hiring an agent so he can retain his eligibility for next season.
Pedja Materic: Amine Noua @NouAmine_12 of Asvel Villeurbanne declares for the 2018 NBA draft #BeoBasket
Pedja Materic: Adam Mokoka of Gravelines officialy declared for the 2018 NBA draft ! #BeoBasket
Misko Raznatovic: Vanja Marinkovic, sg of Partizan Belgrade, 97 born, officially declared for NBA draft 2018! #BeoBasket
Kentucky men’s basketball freshman guard Hamidou Diallo announced Monday that he plans to submit his name for the 2018 NBA Draft and hire an agent, which would effectively end his collegiate career.
Moritz Wagner announced that he will enter the 2018 NBA draft and hire an agent in a piece on the Players’ Tribune. Wagner will forego his senior year with Michigan. Wagner averaged 14.6 points and 7.1 rebounds per game in NCAA.
Marc J. Spears: Duke center @wendellcarter34 is expected to announce his 2018 NBA Draft decision on Monday on his 19th Birthday at 12 PM EST, sources told @TheUndefeated.
Canisius College sophomore Isaiah Reese announced late Wednesday he will test the waters by placing his name in for consideration for this summer’s NBA draft, but will not hire an agent to keep his college eligibility.
Jeff Goodman: Georgetown big man Jessie Govan will declare for the NBA draft, but will not hire an agent, source told ESPN.
Mississippi State point guard Nick Weatherspoon announced his decision to return for the 2018-19 season on Wednesday via Twitter. Last week, Weatherspoon told Clarion Ledger reporter Will Sammon that he planned to enter the 2018 NBA Draft pool but wouldn’t hire an agent.
French guard Elie Okobo has become the latest top international prospect to enter his name in the 2018 NBA draft pool, according to ESPN’s Jonathan Givony. Agent Herman Manakyan informs Givony that Okobo has submitted the necessary paperwork to make himself draft-eligible for 2018.
The parents of Duke freshman center Wendell Carter Jr. told ESPN’s The Undefeated on Wednesday morning that their son is still undecided about entering the 2018 NBA draft.
Jeff Goodman: LSU junior Brandon Sampson has signed with an agent and will declare for the NBA Draft, source told ESPN. Top 50 kid coming out of high school.
Jeff Goodman: Chicago State guard Fred Sims told ESPN he will declare for the NBA Draft, and is going through the process of looking for an agent. Will not return to college.
“Y’all only saw my son do the speed limit,” the elder Trent Sr. said in phone interview on Saturday. He said his son, and Duke’s other players, had to sacrifice some of their abilities in order to try to win a national championship. Duke finished with a 28-9 record and lost 85-81 in overtime to Kansas in the NCAA tournament’s Elite 8. Trent Sr. said the way the system was designed, his son brought something that was needed and that’s how he was used.
Trent Sr. said his son is without a doubt signing an agent. His son’s dream has not been to make it in the NBA, but “to stay in the NBA,” he said. “If I didn’t feel my son had a strong enough mindset, a strong enough character and a strong enough work ethic, I would not recommend this for him and he would not consider it himself,” he said. This is not a forced decision by Duke. This is not a forced decision by his family. This is a dream that he wanted to pursue.”
Jeff Goodman: Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura will return for his junior season, school announces.
Auburn point guard Jared Harper is entering the NBA Draft, but won’t hire an agent so as to maintain his eligibility if he chooses to return for his junior season.
“After discussing with my family and coaches, I have decided to enter the 2018 NBA Draft without signing with an agent,” Quinndary Weatherspoon tweeted on Friday. “Thank you Bulldog fans for your continued support thus far, and I am excited to see where this journey takes me.”
Maryland forward Bruno Fernando has announced that he will declare for the NBA Draft but has not hired an agent. He has until May 30th to withdraw his name from the NBA Draft and retain his college eligibility.
Forward Esa Ahmad is entering the NBA draft but has no intentions to sign with an agent, becoming the second West Virginia player in three days to take an exploratory look.
Jeff Goodman: Texas Southern junior big man Trayvon Reed will declare for the NBA Draft, but will not hire an agent. Averaged 9.7 points, 8.7 boards and 3.1 blocks per game.
Jeff Goodman: Missouri freshman Jontay Porter announced he will declare for the NBA Draft, but won’t hire an agent. Gotta wonder what happens with Michael Porter Sr., if Jontay winds up leaving.
Alabama star point guard Collin Sexton plans to enter the NBA draft, sources told AL.com. The expectation, per sources, is that Sexton will remain in the draft even if he doesn’t immediately sign with an agent. Sexton had strongly weighed returning to Tuscaloosa for his sophomore season before opting to go pro. Alabama is holding a press conference on Friday, which is likely when Sexton will announce his decision.
Montana State junior Tyler Hall has declared his intention to enter the NBA Draft in June, but will not hire an agent and therefore remains eligible to withdraw from the process and return for his senior season. Hall said the process offers him the chance to determine his draft status.
Towson men’s basketball sophomore guard Zane Martin has declared for the NBA draft but has not hired an agent, leaving open the possibility that the Tigers’ top player could return next season. Martin, a second-team All-Colonial Athletic Association selection whose scoring average (19.8 points per game) more than tripled his output as a freshman (5.5), revealed his draft intentions in a tweet last week, but the school did not announce his decision officially until Wednesday.
Jeff Goodman: Duke freshman Trevon Duval will declare for the NBA draft and sign with an agent. Not an easy decision, especially since Tre Jones is coming in next season.
It’s possible that Collin Sexton hasn’t played his last game in an Alabama uniform. It still seems more likely that Sexton will ultimately decide to enter the NBA draft, according to sources, but this hasn’t been an easy decision for the All-American point guard.
The Mableton, Georgia native continues to weigh his options, per sources, and returning to the Crimson Tide for his sophomore season does remain a possibility. Also, it looks like there’s a good chance that Sexton won’t hire an agent if/when he does declare for the draft, per sources. That would leave open the possibility of returning to school even if he does enter the draft.
Barry Jackson: Lonnie Walker announces he has turned pro and has hired an agent. So one year for Walker at UM
After a stellar run through the postseason, the Journal-World has learned that Kansas sophomore Malik Newman is headed to the NBA Draft and will be forgoing his remaining eligibility at KU. After a long conversation with Newman’s father, Horatio Webster, it became clear that his son had made the decision to turn pro after two seasons and three years as a college athlete. KU officials confirmed the news just after 5 p.m. on Wednesday via a press release announcing Newman’s departure.
Texas Tech men’s basketball could lose a key freshman off its Elite Eight squad. Guard Zhaire Smith has announced via Twitter that he is declaring for the 2018 NBA draft and will not hire an agent for the time being. That leaves open the possibility of Smith’s return to Tech for his sophomore season, should he feel it is best to play another year at the collegiate level.
Tuesday afternoon it was announced that Wisconsin junior forward Ethan Happ has decided to enter the 2018 NBA Draft, and he will do so without hiring an agent.
UCLA’s basketball roster for next season faces further uncertainty after a second freshman decided Tuesday to enter his name into the NBA draft without hiring an agent. Kris Wilkes will join Bruins teammate Jaylen Hands in soliciting feedback about his draft prospects before deciding whether to withdraw his name from consideration.
Troy Brown, the former five-star recruit from Las Vegas, announced he would enter the NBA Draft on Tuesday. “As long as I can remember, my dream has been to play in the NBA,” Brown wrote on Twitter. “After longer consideration, I truly feel like I am ready to pursue my dream and enter the 2018 draft. My time at Oregon has come to an end, but I will always be a part of the Oregon family.”
Kentucky freshman forward PJ Washington announced on Twitter on Tuesday that he has decided to “test the waters” and declare for the NBA Draft without hiring an agent.
West Virginia sophomore forward Sagaba Konate will submit the paperwork to go through the NBA Draft process, but he will not hire an agent.
University of Iowa redshirt sophomore guard Isaiah Moss announced on Tuesday that he has submitted papers for early entry to the 2018 NBA Draft to test the process and gauge interest.
Junior guard Matt Morgan announced Monday on Twitter his intention to declare for the NBA Draft, after leading the Ivy League in scoring for the third straight year. […] Morgan said while he hopes to be drafted by an NBA team, he will return to Cornell for his senior season if he isn’t selected. “I’m going into this process with the intention of getting selected to play for a NBA organization, but I don’t want to lose my last year of college if that opportunity isn’t there for me,” he said.
Spalding has announced via his Instagram account that he has decided to enter his name into the NBA Draft and will hire an agent, passing up on a senior season with his hometown university. He’ll will have to work on his game some, but there’s little question it’s NBA caliber. His improvement from his sophomore to junior year was impressive. He got serious about his game, and it showed. Rick Pitino sat down with him after last season and gave him a, “Now is the time,” speech. He heeded it.
Moritz Wagner may have ended his standout Michigan career in the national title game. But in the moments afterward, he wasn’t keen to talk about his future. After Michigan’s 79-62 loss to Villanova, Wagner declined to say whether he’s thought about whether he will return to Michigan for his senior year or declare for the NBA draft. “This night has nothing to do with next year, it has to do with Duncan Robinson, Muhammad and Jaaron,” Wagner said, referencing Michigan’s seniors. “Their career is over.”
By the end of a night that was equal parts dominating and dizzying, a question arose that few outside NBA front offices had seriously considered before Monday night: Should DiVincenzo declare for the NBA draft? “I’m not focused on any of that right now,” he said when asked about the NBA after the game. “I’m just trying to enjoy this moment with these guys.”
Yahoo Sports reached out to a handful of NBA scouts and executives in the wake of DiVincenzo’s performance, and there’s certainly interest in him around the NBA. “He had the game of his life,” one veteran scout said in a text. “Helped him probably get some first-round looks.”
Adam Zagoria: NBA exec on Donte DiVincenzo: “He played great but I’m not surprised because he played well this year when Phil Booth was out. I hope he stays one more year.” pic.twitter.com/ihNCI7lgZ4
Kentucky freshman Kevin Knox II spent Easter weekend mulling his basketball future and could decide as early as Monday night whether to declare for the NBA draft according to his father, Kevin Knox Sr. “We’re going to make a decision real quick,” Knox Sr. said. “It could happen as soon as (Monday night) but no later than Friday.”
Kansas State junior guard Barry Brown will enter the 2018 NBA Draft, he announced on Twitter on Monday. “I would like to start by thanking God for the opportunity and allowing me to be in the position I am in,” Brown wrote. Brown will not hire an agent, thus keeping his college eligibility if he doesn’t get drafted.
Tony Carr announced during a press conference on Tuesday that he is entering the 2018 NBA Draft, and is hiring an agent.
Clemson coach Brad Brownell announced Monday afternoon that redshirt junior guards Shelton Mitchell and Marcquise Reed have both filed the necessary paperwork to make them eligible for the 2018 NBA Draft. Neither Reed nor Mitchell plan to sign with agents, which means they could return to Clemson if they were to change their minds.
Jackson is pegged among the top-10 in almost every mock draft, as high as No. 3 overall by both ESPN and Sports Illustrated. “Spartans, this was not an automatic decision,” Jackson wrote. “And honestly, thank you for making it one of the toughest decisions I’ve ever had to think about. While playing in the NBA was always my dream and desire, I did not know the opportunity would present itself in quite this way. I’m ready to live my dreams and I cannot pass it up.”
Dewan Huell, a sophomore forward for the Hurricanes, announced via Twitter that was he was declaring for the NBA Draft, but would not hire an agent. That leaves open the possibility he could return to Miami for his junior year.
Milik Yarbrough announced Sunday he will not put his name in the NBA Draft and will return for his senior season at ISU.
Jeff Goodman: Cincinnati’s Jacob Evans leaving for NBA draft.
Sophomore guard Quinton Rose will declare for the 2018 NBA Draft in June, but he will not hire an agent, ESPN reported.
Wake Forest basketball could have a much different look next season. The program announced Friday that junior guard Bryant Crawford and junior center Doral Moore will enter the NBA Draft without hiring an agent to preserve their amateur status.
Haanif Cheatham has declared for the NBA draft but will not hire agent to leave open the possibility of returning to Florida Gulf Coast.
Jon Rothstein: Markis McDuffie is returning to Wichita State next season, per Gregg Marshall. Tested NBA Draft waters last year.
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga junior forward Makinde London is declaring for the NBA Draft, according to his Twitter page.
Shake Milton: I’ve decided to forego my senior season at SMU and enter the 2018 NBA Draft. I thank God everyday for blessing me with this opportunity. Thanks to my SMU family for all the love and support I’ve received for the past 3 years, that’s a forever thing. #beUbeUnique
Chris Haynes: Troy junior wing Jordon Varnado will declare for the NBA Draft, but will not hire an agent, league sources tell ESPN. He averaged 18.0 points and 7.0 boards this past season.
Michigan State men’s basketball sophomore forward Nick Ward will submit his name for the 2018 NBA Draft, but will not hire an agent. Ward will put his name into the NBA Draft, making him eligible to be selected in the June 21 draft. He will be able to start attending workouts with teams April 24 and is eligible to compete in the NBA Draft Combine, if selected, from May 16-20 in Chicago. He then has 10 days (May 30 deadline) to weigh his options and keep his name in or withdraw and return to Michigan State.
Eugene German, men’s basketball sophomore guard, announced Wednesday his intention to declare for the 2018 NBA Draft. German will go into the process without hiring an agent, which allows him to return to college if he is not selected by a team, per NCAA regulations. German led the Mid-American Conference in scoring at 20.6 points per game this past season, which ranked No. 34 nationally.
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The Knicks are searching far and wide for their next coach. Team president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry have done interviews on the East Coast and the West Coast and will meet with former Cavaliers coach David Blatt this week in Europe. While they’re overseas, they’re expected to scout some European players, including Slovenian guard Luka Doncic, who is projected to be a high lottery pick.