Apr 16, 2014 2:42 PM EDT
Dario Saric will declare for the 2014 NBA Draft, though it is uncertain if he will remain beyond the withdrawal deadline.
"Dario will declare for the 2014 draft in the next seven days for sure, what's a logical step after the best season in his career," said his new agent Misko Raznatovic. "He was voted the best young player in Europe by FIBA, as well as MVP of the Adriatic League."
Raznatovic was asked if he'll keep his name in the draft.
"It is very difficult to say at this moment. His target is to be in the top 10 picks of the draft this year, maybe it would be acceptable to be a lottery pick. If we have a clear situation for getting where we would like him to be drafted, then for sure he will keep his name in."
Saric is unlikely to join the NBA immediately.
"Dario's ultimate dream is to be a NBA All-Star and he absolutely does not accept anything less than that. At this moment he believes that is better to stay in Europe for a season or two, to get a taste of the Euroleague, and then to enter the NBA when he has more experience. He believes that it will be a shortcut for making his dream. But he did not make a final decision about that, and I will not absolutely exclude that option as well. He just wants to make a proper step and be in a place where he will be able to develop and play."
Apr 15, 2014 11:48 PM EDT
Branden Dawson announced on Tuesday that he has decided to remain at Michigan State University for his senior season.
Dawson averaged 11.2 points and a team-best 8.3 rebounds for the Spartans in 2013-14. He missed 10 games due to injury, including nine straight with a broken hand from Jan. 25 to Feb. 23.
"I was always pretty sure that I wanted to return for my senior season, but Coach Izzo said he would do what he does for all his players and gather some information," Dawson said in a statement. "As he started making calls, my mom came up and we met with Coach. The three of us decided that as far as my basketball career, both present and future, and the chance to finish my degree, including possibly needing to take just one class during my final semester, that my initial decision was the correct one. I'm vowing to improve my consistency and am looking forward to a great final season."
Apr 15, 2014 9:14 PM EDT
Isaiah Austin will enter the 2014 NBA Draft, leaving Baylor after his sophomore season.
Austin averaged 11.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game.
Austin is currently projected as the 38th overall pick by DraftExpress.
Apr 15, 2014 4:30 PM EDT
Glenn Robinson III officially declared for the NBA Draft in a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.
Robinson averaged 13.1 points and 4.4 rebounds as a sophomore and is projected as a fringe first-round draft pick.
Apr 14, 2014 6:15 PM EDT
Willie Cauley-Stein will return to Kentucky for his junior season despite being a projected first round pick if he had declared.
Cauley-Stein averaged 6.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.9 blocks in 23.8 minutes per game.
Cauley-Stein was named to the SEC All-Defensive Team.
Apr 14, 2014 5:37 PM EDT
Gary Harris will leave Michigan State for the NBA after his sophomore season.
Harris averaged 16.7 points on 42.9 percent shooting to go with 4.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.
Harris is one of the top shooting guards in the draft.
Apr 14, 2014 1:14 PM EDT
Montrezl Harrell has announced that he will return to Louisville for his junior season.
Harrell averaged 14.0 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game for the Cardinals.
Harrell was projected to be a first round pick.
Apr 14, 2014 12:17 PM EDT
Aaron Gordon will leave Arizona for the 2014 NBA Draft and sources say Nick Johnson is likely to declare as well.
Gordon is considered a lock to become a lottery pick.
In addition, freshman Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and sophomore 7-footer Kaleb Tarczewski have been contemplating whether to return to school. However, sources close to the situation told ESPN.com that both players are leaning toward returning to Tucson.
Apr 12, 2014 6:14 PM EDT
The official measurements of Team USA for the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit were released on Saturday.
Player: Height, Wing Span
Cliff Alexander: 6-8, 7-3.5
Joel Berry II: 6-.25, 6-3.25
James Blackmon: 6-3, 6-8.5
Stanley Johnson: 6-7, 6-11
Tyus Jones: 6-1.25, 6-3
Jahlil Okafor: 6-10.75, 7-5
Kelly Oubre: 6-6.5, 7-2
Theo Pinson: 6-6, 6-11
Reid Travis: 6-8, 7-0
Myles Turner: 6-11.5, 7-3.75
Justise Winslow: 6-6, 6-10
Turner has grown a full inch since October of 2013.
Apr 12, 2014 6:04 PM EDT
Eric Moreland will declare for the 2014 NBA Draft, leaving Oregon State after his redshirt junior season.
Moreland tested the NBA Draft waters last season when he finished second in the Pac-12 in rebounding, blocked shots and double-doubles.
Moreland averaged 8.9 points and 10.3 rebounds per game last season.
Clint Capela is starting for Chalon and averaging 9.1 points, seven rebounds and 1.8 blocks at just 19 years old.
Jabari Parker said he expects to make a decision by next Tuesday or Wednesday on whether he will enter the June NBA Draft.
Alex Kirk, a seven-foot redshirt junior, averaged 13.3 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.7 blocks in 32.0 minutes per game this season.
Jarnell Stokes will forego his senior season at Tennessee and enter the 2014 NBA Draft.
Nik Stauskas had a breakout season as a sophomore, averaging 17.5 points while shooting 44 percent from 3-point range.
Julius Randle is a virtual lock to be a top-10 selection and could go in the top-5.
Joel Embiid is widely expected to be a top-3 pick if his back tests out as healthy.
Marcus Smart decided to return for his sophomore season and averaged 17.8 points, 5.7 rebounds and 4.7 assists this season for Oklahoma State.
James Michael McAdoo earned second-team All-ACC honors as a sophomore and junior.
Jabari Brown was a First Team All-Southeastern Conference selection and 1,000-point scorer at Missouri.
Apr 02, 2014 | Chad Ford/ESPN
Kyle Anderson almost certainly will need to be given playing time with the ball in his hands to maximize his abilities.
Apr 02, 2014 | Chad Ford/ESPN
Jabari Parker has yet to make a decision about whether to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft or return to Duke for his sophomore season.
Johnny O'Bryant led LSU in scoring at 15 points per game and was second in rebounding.
Jordan Clarkson is expected to be a late first round pick as a big, athletic guard capable of playing both shooting guard and point.
Andrew Wiggins averaged 17.1 points and 5.9 rebounds per game for Kansas.
Kyle Anderson will leave UCLA to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft.
Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker have been expected to declare for the draft but neither has made a final decision.
Zach LaVine's camp believes he should have been entrusted to handle the ball more with the second unit.
Tyler Ennis averaged 12.9 points and 5.4 assists in his lone season at Syracuse.
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