February 2021 Basketball Wiretap

Duke Freshman Jalen Johnson Opting Out Of Season To Prepare For Draft

Feb 16, 2021 1:13 AM

Duke freshman Jalen Johnson announced that he is opting out of the rest of the season to prepare for the NBA Draft.

"Coach (Mike Krzyzewski), my teammates and the program have been nothing but supportive throughout this season, especially during the rehab of my foot injury. My family, coach and I have made the decision that I should not play the remainder of this season so I can be 100 percent healthy in preparation for the NBA Draft," said Johnson in a released statement.

Johnson averaged 11.2 points and 6.1 rebounds in 13 games at Duke.

Johnson is currently ranked No. 6 in ESPN's draft rankings. 

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Tags: Jalen Johnson, Duke Blue Devils, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft Declarations

RealGM Radio: Sam Vecenie On The 2021 NBA Draft

Feb 12, 2021 3:52 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and draft expert Sam Vecenie of The Athletic (@Sam_Vecenie) break down 2021 NBA Draft prospects.

They discuss Cade Cunningham’s season so far, Evan Mobley’s NBA potential, Jalen Suggs’ ideal role, the exciting G-League Ignite team and much more.

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Tags: Cade Cunningham, Jalen Suggs, Jonathan Kuminga, Evan Mobley, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General, RealGM Radio