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Buddy Hield Returns To Oklahoma For Senior Season

Apr 24, 2015 11:52 AM

Buddy Hield announced Friday morning that he will return to Oklahoma for his senior season.

Hield was named the Big 12 conference player of the year last season.

"It was a tough decision, and I obviously took it near the deadline," Hield said. "But I just went through the process. I listened to Coach Kruger, I listened to my mentors back home, my high school coach, and my mom and my family. I did a lot of research on players and the history of the NBA Draft. I just did what I felt was best for me and my family. I feel like if I come back I'll be in a better situation next year."

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Tags: Buddy Hield, Oklahoma Sooners, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General, NCAA Misc Rumor

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Guillermo Hernangomez Declares For Draft

Apr 24, 2015 11:10 AM

Guillermo Hernangomez of Sevilla will declare for the 2015 NBA Draft.

Hernangomez is considered a potential first round pick.

Hernangomez is one of just seven players in Spanish ACB history to post a PER of 20 or better at age or younger with Stanley Roberts, Tiago Splitter, Rudy Fernandez, Ricky Rubio, Nikola Mirotic and Luis Scola on that list.

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Tags: Willy Hernangomez, Baloncesto Sevilla, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General, NBA Draft Declarations, International Teams

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Tennessee Tech's Charles Jackson Declares For NBA Draft

Apr 24, 2015 3:05 AM

Tennessee Tech junior center Charles Jackson has declared for the 2015 NBA Draft and signed representation with agent Scott Nichols to turn pro, sources told RealGM.

As a rapidly developing fringe prospect, Jackson is expected to entice NBA teams in the second round of the draft with his youth and raw abilities at 6-foot-10. In 30 games this past season, Jackson ranked eighth in the NCAA in double-doubles with 18 -- tied with UNLV's Christian Wood and ahead of UCLA big man Kevon Looney.

Jackson plans to go full force in pre-draft workouts with the intention to stay in the June draft, and he could use the process to rise into a selection based on potential and positional skill. Still, the 21-year-old has until June 15 to elect to pull out of the draft and play the season in the NBA Development League or overseas.

Jackson stood just six feet early in his high school career and began his collegiate career in juco at Lassen for the 2012-13 season.

After transferring and spending one year at Southern Idaho, Jackson played his lone season of Division I basketball at Tennessee Tech where he was awarded the Ohio Valley Conference newcomer of the year. He averaged 13 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.3 blocks while shooting 57 percent from the field this past season.

For draft preparation, Jackson is working out in his hometown Sacramento under Gus Armstead, who trains NBA players including the New Orleans Pelicans’ Ryan Anderson.

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Tags: Charles Jackson, Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General, NBA Draft Declarations

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Moussa Diagne Declares For 2015 NBA Draft

Apr 23, 2015 10:28 PM

Moussa Diagne — a 6-foot-11 center prospect out of Senegal — has declared his name for the 2015 NBA Draft as an early entry, a source told RealGM.

Diagne, 21, has played the past several seasons in the ACB league Fuenlabrada. This season, Diagne averaged 4.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and nearly one block per game.

Diagne is viewed as a potential second-round draft pick, intriguing NBA teams at the adidas camp in Italy last year. His agency, Interperformances, confirmed Thursday night that paperwork has been submitted to enter Diagne into the draft.

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Tags: Moussa Diagne, Baloncesto Fuenlabrada, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA NBA Draft, International, NBA Draft General, NBA Draft Declarations, International Teams, International Misc Rumor

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Stanley Johnson Leaves Arizona For NBA Draft

Apr 23, 2015 8:02 PM

Stanley Johnson has declared for the 2015 NBA Draft, leaving Arizona after one season.

Johnson is expected to be a lottery pick as one of the better wing prospects.

Johnson averaged 13.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.5 steals in 28.4 minutes per game for the Wildcats.

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Tags: Stanley Johnson, Arizona Wildcats, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General, NBA Draft Declarations

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Mario Hezonja Enters NBA Draft

Apr 23, 2015 4:29 PM

Mario Hezonja will declare for the 2015 NBA Draft.

Hezonja currently plays for Barcelona and is considered a potential top-5 draft pick.

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Tags: Mario Hezonja, FC Barcelona Regal, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA NBA Draft, International, NBA Draft General, International Teams

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Kris Dunn Decides To Remain At Providence

Apr 22, 2015 3:26 PM

Kris Dunn has decided to remain at Providence for his junior season.

Dunn was the highest rated underclassmen to have not made a decision on his future.

NBA executives believe Dunn could have become a late lottery pick had he declared.

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Tags: Kris Dunn, Providence Friars, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Pat Riley On Draft: No More Smiling Faces With Hidden Agendas

Apr 20, 2015 12:08 PM

Pat Riley is looking forward to the 2015 NBA Draft one season after they picked Shabazz Napier with the hopes of re-signing LeBron James.

"No more smiling faces with hidden agendas, so we'll be going in clean," said Riley.

Riley was asked to clarify that comment.

"That could be anyone across the board," said Riley about who he was referencing.

Riley also insists, however, that the Miami Heat have moved on from the departure of James.

"We have all moved on from that standpoint."

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Tags: LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Jakob Poeltl Returning To Utah For Sophomore Season

Apr 20, 2015 11:58 AM

Jakob Poeltl announced he would return to Utah for his sophomore season.

"I really enjoy it here at the University of Utah," Poeltl said. "I love my teammates, coaches and college in general. I think another year will help my development and I'm looking forward to next season."

Poeltl, a semifinalist for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar award, was also named to the Pac-12's All-Freshman Team after shooting 68 percent from the field (4th nationally) and ranking third in the league in blocked shots.

Poeltl was expected to be a first round pick if he were to declare for the NBA.


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Tags: Jakob Poeltl, Utah Utes, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Pacers, Mavs, Grizzlies, Lakers Win Draft Tiebreakers

Apr 17, 2015 4:04 PM

The Indiana Pacers won a tiebreaker with the Utah Jazz to get the No. 11 seed in the lottery. The Jazz will get the No. 12 pick if they don't move up in the draft.

In other tiebreakers, the Dallas Mavericks will drafted 21st ahead of the Chicago Bulls at 22nd.

The Memphis Grizzlies will pick 25th ahead of the San Antonio Spurs at 26.

The Los Angeles Lakers will pick 27th with the Houston Rockets' pick acquired in the Jeremy Lin trade, while the Boston Celtics will select 28th with the pick from the Los Angeles Clippers in the Doc Rivers' deal.

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Trevor Lacey Leaves N.C. State For NBA Draft
Trevor Lacey averaged 15.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists for a Wolfpack squad that won 22 games and advanced to the Sweet 16.

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Carmelo Wants Knicks To Keep Lottery Pick
Carmelo Anthony explained that the Knicks have enough cap space to sign veterans in free agency.

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Tyus Jones Leaves Duke For NBA Draft
Tyus Jones has declared for the 2015 NBA Draft after one season at Duke.


Justise Winslow Leaves Duke For NBA Draft
Justise Winslow averaged 12.5 points per game on 48.6 percent shooting from the field.

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Bobby Portis Leaves Arkansas For NBA Draft
Bobby Portis averaged 17.5 points, 8.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.4 blocks and 1.1 steals per game in his sophomore season.

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Kristaps Porzingis Named 14-15 Eurocup Rising Star
Kristaps Porzingis averaged 11.6 points, 4.1 rebounds and a team-best 1.2 blocks per game in Eurocup play

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Justin Anderson To Enter NBA Draft
Justin Anderson averaged 12.2 points and four rebounds for Virginia.

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Olivier Hanlan Leaving Boston College For NBA Draft
Olivier Hanlan averaged 19.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game in his junior season at Boston College.

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Lakers Clinch 4th Worst Record, 82.8 Percent Chance Of Retaining Pick
The Lakers will also have a 37.9 percent chance of vaulting into the top three this year.

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Jay-Z In On Roc Nation Meeting With Stanley Johnson
Stanley Johnson is widely expected to be a top-10 pick.

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D'Angelo Russell To Declare For Draft, Deciding Upon Representation
D'Angelo Russell averaged 19.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.6 steals per game in his freshman season at Ohio State.

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2015 Nike Hoop Summit Measurements (Team USA)
Jaylen Brown measures 6'5.5" without shoes.

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Malik Newman Receiving Interest From China, Spain
Malik Newman is ranked No. 4 in the incoming college class of 2015 by ESPN.

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Tyus Jones Scheduling Agent Meetings, Moving Toward Declaring For Draft
Tyus Jones is proceeding toward plans to declare for the NBA Draft and is scheduling representation meetings, sources told RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Sam Dekker Leaves Wisconsin For NBA Draft
Sam Dekker will leave Wisconsin for the 2015 NBA Draft.

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Jahlil Okafor Declares For NBA Draft
Jahlil Okafor is expected to be one of the top three picks in the draft.

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Seven Kentucky Underclassmen Declare For NBA Draft
Karl-Anthony Towns, Willie Cauley-Stein, Trey Lyles, Dakari Johnson, Devin Booker, Aaron Harrison and Andrew Harrison have declared for the draft.

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Kaleb Tarczewski Remaining At Arizona For Senior Season
Kaleb Tarczewski averaged 9.3 points and 5.2 rebounds in 26.0 minutes per game as a junior.

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Rashad Vaughn Leaves UNLV For NBA Draft
Rashad Vaughn was named the Mountain West conference freshman of the year.

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Harrison Twins Leaving Kentucky For NBA Draft
Andrew Harrison and Aaron Harrison have decided to enter the NBA Draft and have chosen representation, sources told RealGM's Shams Charania.

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