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Mouhammadou Jaiteh To Declare For NBA Draft

French prospect Mouhammadou Jaiteh will declare his name into the June NBA draft and gauge feedback to frame a decision on whether to stay, a source told RealGM.

Jaiteh had submitted eligibility in last yearís draft, before pulling out late in the withdrawing window. Multiple teams late in the first round and early in the second round expressed a significant interest in selecting Jaiteh, but under the condition of stashing the 6-foot-11 big man overseas.

Jaiteh, 19, possesses one more year in which he could withdraw from the draft and plans to approach the process and workouts as if he will most likely remain part of the 2014 class.

Jaiteh has experienced inconsistent play in the European League and Eurocup with JSF Nanterre, where heís received an escalation in competition. Heíll return to the U.S. for training once his teamís playoffs end.

For the season, Jaiteh has averaged 5.2 points and 3.9 rebounds.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

LaQuinton Ross Leaves Ohio State For NBA Draft

LaQuinton Ross will leave Ohio State to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft.

Ross averaged 15.2 points and 5.9 rebounds per game as a junior.

Via Jeff Goodman/ESPN

T.J. Warren To Declare For Draft

T.J. Warren will declare for the 2014 NBA Draft.

Warren was the 2014 ACC Player of the Year for N.C. State.

Warren averaged 24.9 points and 7.1 rebounds per game as a sophomore.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Noah Vonleh To Declare For NBA Draft

Noah Vonleh will leave Indiana to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft.

"It's going to suck leaving college without an NCAA Tournament," Vonleh said. "But I have to do what's best for me."

"I've heard the fourth pick to the 12th pick is wide open," Vonleh said. "[I think I'll be selected] anywhere in that range."

DraftExpress.com has Vonleh going seventh overall.

Vonleh averaged 11.3 points and 9.0 rebounds for the Hoosiers.

Via Gary Parrish/CBS Sports

Joel Embiid Will Meet With Coaches, Mbah a Moute Before Making Decision

Joel Embiid will consult the Kansas coaching staff and also his mentor, fellow Cameroon native and NBA player Luc Mbah a Moute, before making a final decision concerning his NBA future.

Kansas was eliminated by Stanford in the round of 32 on Sunday. Embiid missed the end of the regular season, Big 12 Tournament and the Jayhawks' two NCAA Tournament games with a back injury.

"I'm not worried about that right now," Embiid said of the draft.

Embiid said he would have been ready for the Sweet 16 had Kansas advanced.

Via Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Wiggins Accepts Blame For Kansas Loss

Kansas was eliminated from the NCAA Tournament with a 60-57 loss to Stanford.

“It hurts. I feel I let my team down, my coaches, my fans, Kansas fans, everybody,” said Wigigns ater what will almost certainly be his last game of his collegiate career.

Wiggins had four points, four turnovers, one assists, four rebounds and two blocks in 34 minutes.

“I wasn’t there for my team. If I would have been there, we would have won for sure. If I would have played better, scored more, my team wins. I blame myself for this loss,” he added.

Via Gary Bedore/Lawrence Journal-World

Jabari Parker: College Career 'Incomplete'

Duke was eliminated in the first round of the NCAA Tournament by Mercer.

Jabari Parker said after the game that his college career is "incomplete" and indicated that it could impact his decision on whether to return to Duke for his sophomore season.

Parker is widely expected to be a top pick in the NBA Draft whenever he declares.

Via Andy Katz/ESPN

Brett Brown Believes 76ers Should Draft Based On Best Player Available, Not Need

Brett Brown discussed his draft strategy on Thursday and the path he believes he would take if he were in charge of deciding on the Philadelphia 76ers' upcoming lottery pick.

“I’m a best-player guy, then you figure it out,” Brown said. “Who knows? Everybody’s got different opinions. My opinion is you take the very best player and you figure it out.”

Brown understands Sam Hinkie and the 76ers' front office could instead draft based on need. The 76ers appear set at point guard and center, with Michael Carter-Williams and Nerlens Noel respectively.

“Best player, and you let them coexist. You figure it out. I think that’s normally the mindset,” Brown said. “If you get good people, it’ll all play out fine. My opinion, and that’s just Brett Brown speaking — I haven’t had any consultation with Sam or his staff, just my opinion — is you take the best player.”

Via Christopher A. Vito/Delaware County Daily Times
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