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Ja'Kobe Walter Declares For 2024 NBA Draft

Apr 15, 2024 12:41 PM

Ja'Kobe Walter is leaving Baylor to declare for the 2024 NBA draft.

Walter is a possible lottery pick after averaging 14.5 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 32.3 minutes. Walter shot 34.1 percent on 6.3 three-point attempts per game.

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Scott Drew Turns Down Kentucky To Remain At Baylor

Apr 11, 2024 1:13 PM

Scott Drew has decided to stay at Baylor, turning down interest from Kentucky after emerging as that school's top target to replace John Calipari.

Drew, who won a national title at Baylor in 2021, has a close relationship with Kentucky athletic director Mitch Barnhart but ultimately decided to stay at Baylor, where he has coached for 21 years and gone 446-244. He confirmed his plan to remain the Bears coach in a statement Thursday.

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Isaiah Collier New No. 1 Pick In ESPN Mock Draft

Nov 30, 2023 9:00 AM

USC guard Isaiah Collier is the new number one overall pick in ESPN's updated mock 2024 NBA Draft. Collier tops a field made up of NCAA players, overseas players and G League Ignited prospects.

Through his first seven games with the Trojans, Collier has averaged 17.7 points and 4.3 assists. The 6-foot-5 point guard is shooting an impressive 53.9% from the field, including 42.1% on three-pointers.

Behind Collier, ESPN's top-five includes Alex Sarr of the Perth Wildcats in Australia, Zaccharie Risacher of JL Bourg in France, Ja'Kobe Walter of Baylor and Ron Holland of G League Ignite.

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