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Author Topic: 2018 SEC Players and their NBA Draft Prospects  (Read 2564 times)

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Re: 2018 SEC Players and their NBA Draft Prospects
« Reply #50 on: April 18, 2018, 06:07:32 pm »

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Re: 2018 SEC Players and their NBA Draft Prospects
« Reply #51 on: April 18, 2018, 07:29:16 pm »

https://www.seccountry.com/kentucky/wenyen-gabriel-nba-draft-decision

Claims he will not sign with an agent


Kyle Tucker
‏ @KyleTucker_SEC
7h7 hours ago

"Wenyen knows how much I would like to coach him another year." Really going to come down to whether Gabriel hears/believes his pro stock can improve significantly with another year in school or if it just kinda is what it is.
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Re: 2018 SEC Players and their NBA Draft Prospects
« Reply #53 on: April 20, 2018, 06:01:58 pm »

LEX is reporting that Vanderbilt will test the NBA waters with no agent.
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Re: 2018 SEC Players and their NBA Draft Prospects
« Reply #54 on: April 21, 2018, 07:28:38 am »

https://mobile.twitter.com/GoodmanESPN/status/987440350770982912

Gafford is among highest regarded who will not test the waters.

https://mobile.twitter.com/GoodmanESPN/status/987378622485946368

Reality is about to be offered to many others.

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Re: 2018 SEC Players and their NBA Draft Prospects
« Reply #55 on: April 25, 2018, 06:42:51 am »


Kyle Tucker
‏ @KyleTucker_SEC

NEW: There are a whopping 26 SEC underclassmen in the 2018 NBA Draft. Here, my stay/go advice for the 17 who have not hired agents.


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Missouri

Jontay Porter (6-11, Fr.) — Former 5-star recruit who reclassified and enrolled at Missouri a year early to play alongside his superstar brother (which barely happened, thanks to an injury to Michael Porter Jr.). He only started seven of 33 games as a freshman for the Tigers but averaged 9.9 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.7 blocks (and shot 36.4 percent from 3-point range). He could be a star next season at Mizzou, sure, but it might be wise to strike while interest in him is high and dissection of his flaws at a minimum. Ranked No. 36 draft-eligible prospect by ESPN. Our advice: Stay in the draft.
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Re: 2018 SEC Players and their NBA Draft Prospects
« Reply #56 on: April 28, 2018, 07:45:09 am »


Michael Carvell
‏ @Michael_Carvell

Report: Brian Bowen invited to participate in NBA Draft Combine


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South Carolina basketball player Brian Bowen has been invited to participate in the NBA Draft Combine, according to SportsIllustrated’s Andy Staples.

Bowen, who began his college career at Louisville, recently declared for the draft, but has not hired an agent. The former 5-star recruit left Louisville after he was named in the FBI’s pay-for-play investigation last fall.

NCAA has yet to rule whether or not he will be eligible for the 2018-19 season, so his future at the college level is still an unknown, regardless of the feedback he receives from NBA brass.

On Friday, Bowen’s lawyer, Jason Setchen, confirmed the combine invite.
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Re: 2018 SEC Players and their NBA Draft Prospects
« Reply #57 on: April 28, 2018, 09:02:11 am »


Jeff Goodman
‏Verified account @GoodmanESPN

NBA Draft underclassmen decisions: The Good, Bad and Ugly —


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Most surprising

Arkansas' talented big man Daniel Gafford and Gonzaga's Rui Hachimura did not even test the process. Gafford, a 6-foot-11 freshman who averaged 11.8 points and 6.2 rebounds, would have likely been selected in the first round, maybe even in the lottery.

Ultimate wild card

Brian Bowen. There's a lot to unpack with Bowen, who likely won't know whether he will be cleared by the NCAA to play next season in time for the deadline. Bowen is a mystery to most NBA personnel, who haven't seen him play in more than a year. He's a likely second-rounder who might be able to play his way into the first round if he has a strong showing at the combine and in team workouts.

Most difficult call

Hamidou Diallo. On one hand, the Kentucky wing could use another season in college to improve his perimeter shot and his decision-making. On the other hand, there's a chance Diallo could get buried on the roster if he came back with a new set of talented freshmen coming in (Keldon Johnson, Tyler Herro). Diallo decided to sign with an agent, and it will be interesting to see whether he gets a guaranteed contract.

Declared and signed with agent

No-brainers

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, PG, Fr., Kentucky

Kevin Knox, PF, Fr., Kentucky

Michael Porter Jr., PF, Fr., Missouri

Collin Sexton, PG, Fr., Alabama

Robert Williams, PF, Soph., Texas A&M

Need another year

Hamidou Diallo, SG, Fr., Kentucky

Testing the waters

Players from major programs with tough calls to make

Austin Wiley, C, Fr., Auburn
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Re: 2018 SEC Players and their NBA Draft Prospects
« Reply #59 on: May 04, 2018, 11:22:04 pm »


Joe Mussatto
‏Verified account @joe_mussatto
7h7 hours ago

Five of the six Kentucky players who declared for the NBA draft have been invited to the draft combine.

Maybe Wenyen Gabriel gets a later combine invite as an alternate. Otherwise, he’ll need to light up team workouts or be comfortable going undrafted, taking the long road. (Or just go back to school, as all NBA folks I’ve talked to would presently advise.)

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Re: 2018 SEC Players and their NBA Draft Prospects
« Reply #61 on: May 06, 2018, 02:18:41 pm »

https://mobile.twitter.com/JonRothstein/status/993158614037794816

Breaks down categories of players invited to combine
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Re: 2018 SEC Players and their NBA Draft Prospects
« Reply #66 on: May 14, 2018, 05:50:01 pm »

NBA Draft God
‏ @NBADraftGod
May 13

Florida’s Jalen Hudson has looked dominant at times during NBA predraft team workouts. Could be top-40 when all is said & done. USC center Chimezie Metu & Caleb Martin of Nevada have looked mediocre in workouts w Lakers & other teams. Texas A&M’s DJ Hogg has been lighting it up.
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Re: 2018 SEC Players and their NBA Draft Prospects
« Reply #67 on: May 14, 2018, 05:53:54 pm »

Rob Dauster
‏Verified account @RobDauster

Last year there was just a single college player drafted that didn't get:

A) A guaranteed contract
B) A two-way contract and an NBA call-up
C) A lucrative overseas deal

The idea you need to be a 1st rounder to get good money or play in the NBA is untrue.



Jeff Goodman
‏Verified account @GoodmanESPN
9h9 hours ago

Jeff Goodman Retweeted Rob Dauster

It used to be that kids only left if they were gonna be lottery picks. Then it was if they were first-rounders. It’s changed with teams giving guaranteed money to majority of second-rounders.
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Re: 2018 SEC Players and their NBA Draft Prospects
« Reply #74 on: May 20, 2018, 11:45:58 am »

Frank Martin
‏Verified account @FrankMartin_SC

Man I am so proud of the way @SilvaObame & @20tugs have represented themselves, their families & USC for the past 3 weeks. Numerous GM’s have called to express unbelievable interest in both & to complement them as players & rave about how great they interview. #MyDudes #Gamecocks


Chris Silva and Brian Bowen (who has not been cleared by NCAA to play for SC)
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Re: 2018 SEC Players and their NBA Draft Prospects
« Reply #76 on: May 21, 2018, 09:01:37 pm »

Report that Chris Silva is returning to play for Frank Martin.
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