Maryland Duo Entering the NBA Draft
According to DraftExpress.com, Maryland juniors D.J. Strawberry and Ekene Ibekwe are going to announce their intentions to enter the NBA Draft. However, neither of them will hire an agent, leaving the option of returning to the Terrapins open. Strawberry, a 6-5 guard, averaged 10.3 points, 4.0 assists, and 1.8 steals per game, while Ibekwe, a 6-9 forward, put up 11.1 points and 6.6 rebounds per night. This move was relatively unexpected, as neither player had received much NBA interest up to this point.
Leon Powe to Enter NBA Draft
According to Andy Katz and ESPN.com, California sophomore forward Leon Powe is expected to announce today that he will enter the NBA Draft. However, his mentor Bernard Ward, said that he will not hire and agent, leaving the option of returning to the Golden Bears open. Many have expected Powe, a possible first-round pick, to make this move since the season ended, given that he has little left to prove at Cal. He averaged 20.5 points and 10.1 rebounds per game last season, earning second-team All-America honors.
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