Tag:NBA Draft Decisions
Posted on: June 15, 2009 5:41 pm
Edited on: June 15, 2009 5:46 pm
 

Mills staying in the NBA Draft


Saint Mary's sophomore Patrick Mills has decided to remain in the NBA Draft, Gaels coach Randy Bennett told CBSSports.com on Monday.

"Yes," Bennett said via text message. "[He] stayed in."

Mills was the last of the relevant underclassmen to have their final decision made public. The Australian point guard is expected to go in the late first or early second round after a season in which he averaged 17.8 points for the West Coast Conference school.

The deadline to withdraw from the NBA Draft was Monday at 5 p.m. ET.

The following is how the day's developments broke down:

Who stayed in the NBA Draft on Monday?
  • Austin Daye (Gonzaga)
  • Chinemelu Elonu (Texas A&M)
  • Taj Gibson (USC)
  • Jodie Meeks (Kentucky)
  • Patrick Mills (Saint Mary's)
  • Jeff Teague (Wake Forest)
Who withdrew from the NBA Draft on Monday?
  • Bryan Davis (Texas A&M)
  • Luke Harangody (Notre Dame)
  • Ater Majok (Connecticut)
  • Donald Sloan (Texas A&M)
  • Greivis Vasquez (Maryland)

Posted on: June 15, 2009 5:16 pm
Edited on: June 15, 2009 5:46 pm
 

Daye will remain in NBA Draft


As expected, Austin Daye will remain in the NBA Draft and forgo his final two years at Gonzaga.

An official announcement is expected shortly.

Daye averaged 12.7 points and 6.8 rebounds last season for the Zags, but he was wildly inconsistent and incapable of competing in physical games because of his 6-foot-11, 190-pound frame. Still, the skilled wing will likely be a first-round draft pick based on his potential.

The deadline to withdraw from the NBA Draft was Monday at 5 p.m. ET.

Posted on: June 15, 2009 4:39 pm
Edited on: June 15, 2009 5:46 pm
 

Elonu will remain in the NBA Draft


Chinemelu Elonu will remain in the NBA Draft and forgo his senior season at Texas A&M, a source close to the program told CBSSports.com on Monday.

Elonu averaged 9.8 points and 7.3 rebounds last season.

The 6-foot-10 forward is not expected to be a first-round draft pick.

This development paired with last year's departure of DeAndre Jordan means Mark Turgeon will lose a big man early for the second consecutive season. On the other hand, the Aggies also got some good news Monday when Donald Sloan and Bryan Davis each withdrew from the NBA Draft.

The deadline to withdraw from the NBA Draft is Monday at 5 p.m. ET.


Posted on: June 15, 2009 4:13 pm
Edited on: June 15, 2009 5:47 pm
 

Harangody withdrawing from NBA Draft


Notre Dame junior Luke Harangody has decided to withdraw from the NBA Draft and return to school, Irish coach Mike Brey told CBSSports.com on Monday afternoon.

"He's [coming] back," Brey said via text message.

This development will give Harangody the opportunity to leave Notre Dame as the school's all-time leading scorer.

The post player averaged 23.3 points and 11.8 rebounds last season.

Posted on: June 15, 2009 3:30 pm
Edited on: June 15, 2009 5:47 pm
 

The latest on the NBA Draft deadline


Who stayed in the NBA Draft on Monday?
  • Austin Daye (Gonzaga)
  • Chinemelu Elonu (Texas A&M)
  • Taj Gibson (USC)
  • Jodie Meeks (Kentucky)
  • Patrick Mills (Saint Mary's)
  • Jeff Teague (Wake Forest)
Who withdrew from the NBA Draft on Monday?
  • Bryan Davis (Texas A&M)
  • Luke Harangody (Notre Dame)
  • Ater Majok (Connecticut)
  • Donald Sloan (Texas A&M)
  • Greivis Vasquez (Maryland)

Category: NCAAB
Posted on: June 15, 2009 11:56 am
Edited on: June 15, 2009 5:47 pm
 

Meeks not returning to Kentucky


Kentucky junior Jodie Meeks will remain in the NBA Draft.

"I want to thank the fans and the city of Lexington. They have been great and I will always be a Kentucky Wildcat," Meeks said in a released statement. "I feel comfortable with my decision and I’m confident in my ability. My family and I talked over the weekend and decided this was the best decision."

Sources told CBSSports.com that Meeks does not have a first-round guarantee, but he has decided to stay in the draft anyway, for better or worse. The 6-foot-4 guard averaged 23.7 points last season while shooting 40.6 percent from the 3-point line. He will almost certainly be picked somewhere late in the first round or early in the second.

This development is an obvious blow to John Calipari's first UK team.

With Meeks back, the Wildcats would've been most people's preseason No. 1 team. Now that honor will likely go to Kansas, although Kentucky should still be a favorite to make the Final Four thanks to a roster that is expected to include Patrick Patterson, John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins.

 
 
 
 
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