Thursday, April 27, 2006
Renaldo Balkman Entering NBA Draft
According to ESPN.com, South Carolina junior forward Renaldo Balkman has announced that he will enter the NBA Draft. However, he won’t hire an agent, leaving him the option of returning to the Gamecocks. His stock rose exponentially during the NIT, when he lead South Carolina to their second-straight championship was named the NIT’s Most Outstanding Player. He is hoping that is play during the postseason gets him noticed by scouts. Balkman averaged 9.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.7 steals, and 1.3 blocks this past season, including 16.5 points and 10 rebounds per game in the NIT Final Four.