Monday, April 20, 2009

Full-Court Press, April 21

News and notes from an eventful few days in the NBA Draft and recruiting worlds:

- According to, Davidson junior guard Stephen Curry plans to enter the NBA Draft. However, his father denied the story to the Charlotte Observer and Stephen himself texted Jeff Goodman of to refute the claim and say that a decision will come later in the week.

- The consensus No. 2 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, Ricky Rubio, will enter his name into the draft pool, according to

- Although it was reported in late March, Memphis freshman guard Tyreke Evans officially submitted his name for the NBA Draft yesterday. He will not hire an agent. (Memphis Commercial Appeal)

- Georgia Tech sophomore forward Gani Lawal will enter his name into the NBA Draft pool, but will not hire an agent, leaving open the option of returning to the Yellow Jackets. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

- is reporting that Villanova junior guard Scottie Reynolds and Illinois State junior guard Osiris Eldridge will test the NBA Draft waters.

- Texas A&M junior big men Bryan Davis and Chinemelu Elonu have announced they will enter the NBA Draft without hiring agents, following teammate Donald Sloan, who made his announcement over the weekend. (Dallas Morning News)

- Former Duquesne commit -- and rumored Seton Hall commit -- DeAndre Kane has signed with Marshall, choosing the Thundering Herd over a host of major-conference schools. (The Charleston Gazette)

- Lamont Jones, who decommitted from Louisville and Virginia Tech, has signed with USC, hoping to replace Daniel Hackett. (ZagsBlog)

- With former head coach Sean Miller now at Arizona, Musketeers signee Kevin Parrom has been released from his letter-of-intent. He will consider the Wildcats, as well as several Big East, SEC, ACC and Atlantic-10 schools. (Cincinnati Enquirer, ZagsBlog)

- Top-100 recruit Terrell Vinson, who formerly committed to Loyola Marymount, has committed to Massachusetts over Maryland and Cincinnati. (Baltimore Sun)

- As first reported by, junior college big man Jarrid Famous has chosen South Florida over Arizona, Pittsburgh, Missouri and Seton Hall.

- Unsigned high school senior Vee Sanford has committed to Georgetown, choosing the Hoyas over Baylor, Iowa, Georgia, Charlotte and others. (Louisville Courier-Journal)

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