A.J. Hammons attended Purdue basketball’s season-ending banquet with a bandaged cut above his right eye.
But that hasn’t been the only recent headache for Hammons, who continues to gather information about his professional stock while mulling whether or not to enter the NBA draft.
“It’s something I think about a lot, but I’ve still got school to worry about,” said Hammons, a 7-foot sophomore center.
“It’s a big decision, with family and everything else involved. You can never come back and play the college game, so that would be kind of hard. It’s something I’ve got to make — it’s a life decision.”
Chris Paul Says He’ll Pay Green’s Fine for Shove, Ejection
Chris Paul says he will pay any fine that results from teammate Gerald Green shoving Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng in the fourth quarter of the Rockets’ 129-120 win Sunday night.
Green was ejected for coming to Paul’s defense after a frustrated Dieng pushed him down after a foul.
Celtics’ Smart (Thumb) Confident He’ll be Back for Playoffs
Celtics guard Marcus Smart said he’s confident he’ll be back on the court for the postseason after undergoing thumb surgery last week.
Smart suffered a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right shooting hand while diving to the floor in a game against the Indiana Pacers earlier this month. A hand specialist in New York advised immediate surgery with hopes that Smart might be able to return even quicker than the six- to eight-week timeline the team announced after surgery.
Source: Chris Forsberg of ESPN