According to Gary Parrish of CBS Sportsline.com and Jeff Goodman of FOXSports.com, Georgetown junior forward Jeff Green is going to keep his name in the NBA Draft and not return to the Hoyas for his senior season. "He decided for sure this morning," a source said Monday. "The coaches already know." Sources close to the situation told Chad Ford of ESPN.com that Green had been going back and forth about the decision for weeks, but he ultimately decided that his draft position was too good to pass up. Green is projected to be drafted in the lottery. He averaged 14.3 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game last season.
According to Jeff Goodman of FOXSports.com, Georgia Tech freshman forward Thaddeus Young has decided to keep his name in the NBA Draft and not return to the Yellow Jackets for his sophomore season. "Obviously, we wish him the best in the NBA," coach Paul Hewitt said. "He's a great young man who will have a fine career in the NBA. He's a high-character kid who has a lot of talent." Young is projected to be drafted in the middle part of the first round. He averaged 14.4 points and 4.9 rebounds per game last season.
According to Jeff Goodman of FOXSports.com, Washington freshman center Spencer Hawes is going to keep his name in the NBA Draft and not return to the Huskies for his sophomore season. Two sources close to the situation said that Hawes will remain in the Draft. He is projected to be drafted in the lottery. Hawes averaged 14.9 points and 6.4 rebounds per game this past season.
According to the Quad-City Times, Illinois junior center Shaun Pruitt has announced that he will withdraw his name from the NBA Draft and return to the Fighting Illini for his senior season. “At this stage in my career, I feel it would be best to return to the U of I men’s basketball program and help my teammates prepare for another winning season,’’ Pruitt said. He added that he learned a lot about his game by playing against top competition. “I’ve had the opportunity to test my skills and abilities against several draft-eligible players from across the country and overseas,’’ Pruitt said. “I’ve also learned a lot about the game of basketball on the next level.’’ Coach Bruce Weber backed the decision, saying that “he will be a better player by having gone through the process.’’ Pruitt averaged 11.4 points and 7.5 rebounds per game last season.
According to the Waco Tribune-Herald, Baylor junior guard Aaron Bruce has announced that he will withdraw his name from the NBA Draft and return to the Bears for his senior season. “I evaluated the situation and concluded it’s in the best interest of everybody if I come back to Baylor,” Bruce said. “My mindset from the start was to see how the process worked and find what I need to work on before next year’s draft.” He also said that he is looking forward to making a run at the NCAA Tournament. “My goal since I got here was to help turn the team around and play in the NCAA Tournament, and that’s the main reason I’m coming back,” Bruce said. Bruce averaged 14.3 points and 3.5 assists per game last season.
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