Connect with us

College Headlines

LSU’s Blakeney Declares for Draft; Won’t Hire Agent

Basketball Insiders

Published

on

LSU guard Antonio Blakeney, who earned All-SEC freshman team honors in 2015-16, has announced that he will test the waters of the new NBA Draft system that will help determine his immediate future.

Blakeney has said he will not hire an agent at this time and that under the new rules in place this year as authored by the NCAA, NBA and National Association of Basketball Coaches, would leave him the opportunity to return for his sophomore season.

Source: Kent Lowe of LSU Sports

Advertisement




Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

College Headlines

Sources: NBA, NCAA Meet to Discuss Changing One-and-Done Draft Rule

Basketball Insiders

Published

on

With momentum gathering to reshape the one-and-done draft entry rule, NBA commissioner Adam Silver and NBPA executive director Michele Roberts met with the new Commission on College Basketball in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, league sources told ESPN.

Silver and Roberts delivered the league and union perspectives on issues facing the basketball industry, including ways that changing the dynamics of the NBA draft could impact the pro and college games. The meeting was described as informational in nature, although the NCAA ultimately has no formal say in rules governing the league’s early-entry rules.

Draft eligibility rules must be collectively bargained between the NBA and the Players Association, and that conversation has been ongoing between the league and union, sources tell ESPN.

Nevertheless, there’s a growing belief within the league that Silver’s desire to end the one-and-done — the ability of college basketball players to enter the NBA draft after playing one year in college — could be pushing the sport closer to high school players having the opportunity to directly enter the league again. For that change to happen, though, the union would probably need to cede the one-and-done rule and agree to a mandate that players entering college must stay two years before declaring for the draft.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

Continue Reading

College Headlines

Marvin Bagley III Reclassifies, Commits to Duke

Basketball Insiders

Published

on

The biggest news in college basketball has come in August, typically one of the quietest recruiting months of the year.

Marvin Bagley III, the nation’s No. 1 high school recruit from the Class of 2018, made his announcement to reclassify up to the Class of 2017 on Monday, which means he will immediately be a freshman in college this season.

Along with his decision to reclassify, Bagley said on SportsCenter that he will play at Duke for Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski.

Bagley had been contemplating this decision for a long time and began to explore immediate eligibility in recent months. He is now scheduled to graduate from Los Angeles’ Sierra Canyon High School in August, after which the NCAA eligibility center will review his final transcript to assess whether he has met all requirements to play at the Division I level.

Adding Bagley to a class that already includes scoring savant Michael Porter Jr.and physically imposing big man DeAndre Ayton, as well as newly reclassified No. 24 Jontay Porter (Missouri), makes this a group to rival last year’s class that boasted historic one-and-done draft picks.

Source: Paul Biancardi of ESPN

Continue Reading

College Headlines

Source: Mike Brown Uninterested in Ohio State Job

Basketball Insiders

Published

on

Brown’s got one of best jobs in NBA, made a lot of money and remains immersed in pro game. For now, NCAA ball doesn’t intrigue him, I’m told

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Trending Now