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Jaylen Brown Leaves Cal For NBA Draft

Apr 21, 2016 3:25 PM

Jaylen Brown has decided to leave Cal for the 2016 NBA Draft.

Brown is expected to be a lottery pick.

Brown averaged 14.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 27.6 minutes per game.

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Dedric Lawson Declares For NBA Draft

Apr 20, 2016 3:52 PM

Dedric Lawson has entered the 2016 NBA Draft but will not hire an agent.

Lawson averaged 15.8 points and 9.3 rebounds as a freshman at Memphis.

Josh Pastner left Memphis this offseason to become the head coach at Georgia Tech.

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Nigel Hayes Testing Draft Waters

Apr 20, 2016 11:58 AM

Nigel Hayes will enter the 2016 NBA Draft but not hire an agent immediately.

Hayes is a 6'8, 21-year-old junior who averaged 15.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game.

Hayes was an All-Big Ten First Team Selection for the Badgers.

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Juan Hernangomez Declares For NBA Draft

Apr 18, 2016 2:40 PM

Juan Hernangomez has declared for the 2016 NBA Draft.

Hernangomez is currently projected to go 28th overall in the latest DraftExpress mock draft.

Hernangomez is a 6'9, 20-year-old forward for Estudiantes.

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NBA Breaks Ties For Draft Order

Apr 15, 2016 3:24 PM

The NBA has broken their tiebreakers for the draft order with a coin flip.

The Sacramento Kings will get the eighth position in the lottery, which almost entirely eliminates the chance of falling outside of the top-10 to lose their pick to the Chicago Bulls. The Kings would have to be jumped by three teams behind them to fall out of the top-10.

The Denver Nuggets get the ninth slot and the Milwaukee Bucks get the 10th slot.

The Mavericks also won a tiebreaker over the Grizzlies to get the 16th pick, which will be conveyed to the Celtics.

The Pistons also won a tiebreaker over the Blazers to the 18th pick.

In a four-way tiebreaker drawing, the Boston Celtics get 23rd pick in the draft, losing to the Atlanta Hawks (21) and Charlotte Hornets (22).

The Philadelphia 76ers (from the Heat) get the 24th pick.

The order will reverse for the second round: Heat (51), Celtics (52), Hornets (53) and Hawks (54).

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Zhou Qi Declares For NBA Draft

Apr 15, 2016 10:46 AM

Zhou Qi will declare for the 2016 NBA Draft.

Zhou, a 7'2 prospect, could become a first round selection as front office executives from the NBA have been closely monitoring his two seasons with Xinjiang.

Zhou, 20 and listed at 210 pounds, averaged 15.8 points, 9.8 rebounds and 3.2 blocks this season for Xinjiang, which had a 30-8 record.

DraftExpress currently has Zhou at No. 27 in their latest mock draft.

 

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Jakob Poeltl Leaves Utah For NBA Draft

Apr 14, 2016 3:14 PM

Jakob Poeltl has declared for the 2016 NBA Draft and will hire an agent, leaving Utah after his sophomore season.

Poeltl is projected as a top-10 pick this June by Draft Express (No. 8) and ESPN (No. 10).

"I'm not sure if I want to leave — I want to do both, even though it's not possible," he said. "I had such a good time here with everybody involved, that's what made it hard on me. But at the end of the day, it was the decision I had and wanted to make to move on with my basketball career."

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Thon Maker Cleared To Enter 2016 NBA Draft

Apr 14, 2016 2:38 PM

Thon Maker has been cleared to enter the 2016 NBA Draft.

Maker graduated from high school in Canada in June of 2015 and has technically been in his fifth year of high school.

Maker is currently ranked as the 43rd overall prospect by Draft Express.

Maker is a 7'0 power forward originally born in Sudan and grew up in Australia before coming to North America in high school.

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Deyonta Davis Leaves Michigan State For Draft

Apr 12, 2016 12:49 PM

Deyonta Davis is leaving Michigan State after just one season.

Davis averaged 7.5 points and 5.5 rebounds this past season and set a freshman school record with 64 blocks, will sign with an agent.

Davis could be a lottery pick in June.

Zach Randolph was the most recent one-and-done player for Michigan State in 2001.

"As a coach, my job is to help my players grow both on and off the basketball court," Tom Izzo said in a statement. "Over the last year, Deyonta has improved as a player, as he is just starting to tap his true potential. Off the court, there is no question that he has grown by leaps and bounds as he matures as a young man. I've been fortunate to live my dreams, but the real thrill as a coach is getting to see my players live their dreams. I look forward to following Deyonta's development and career in the NBA for years to come."

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Kay Felder Hires Agent, Will Remain In Draft

Apr 8, 2016 9:24 PM

Kay Felder will remain in the 2016 NBA Draft, leaving Oakland after his junior season.

Felder has hired Mike Silverman and Brandon Grier of Athlete Management Group as his representatives.

Felder averaged 24.4 points, 4.3 rebounds and 9.3 assists in his junior season.

Felder was an AP All-American third team selection and the Horizon League Player of the Year.

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Mamadou Ndiaye Leaves UC Irvine For NBA Draft
Mamadou Ndiaye is the tallest player in college basketball at 7-foot-6.

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Robert Carter Leaves Maryland For Draft
Robert Carter is currently projected to be a late second round pick by Draft Express.

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Tyler Ulis Leaves Kentucky For NBA Draft
Tyler Ulis was dominant on both ends of the floor this season and was one of just four players nationally to tally at least 17.3 points and 7.0 assists per game.

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Domantas Sabonis To Declare For NBA Draft
Domantas Sabonis has spent two seasons at Gonzaga and averaged 17.6 points, 11.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 31.9 minutes per game as a sophomore.

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Dragan Bender Declares For NBA Draft
Dragan Bender is expected to be a top-10 pick in the draft.

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Skal Labissiere Declares For NBA Draft
Skal Labissiere appeared in all 36 games with 18 starts, averaging 6.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in his lone season at Kentucky.

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Henry Ellenson Leaves Marquette For NBA Draft
Henry Ellenson averaged 17.0 points, 9.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.5 blocks in 33.5 minutes per game.

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Brandon Ingram Declares For NBA Draft
Brandon Ingram made the announcement in a first-person essay on The Players Tribune.

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