It was reported yesterday that UTEP sophomore Arnett Moultrie would be entering the NBA Draft. However, Moultrie will not hire an agent and it seems as if he is leaning towards returning to the Miners for his junior campaign.
In an interview with an NBC affiliate in El Paso, Moultrie made his intentions clear.
“Yeah, yeah, I am coming back, I am going back,” he said. “I am just going to test the waters to get feedback to raise my stock . . . I will be back at school though.”
Moultrie, an athletic 6-11 forward, averaged 9.8 points and 6.7 rebounds last season.
Silas heading back to Northern Illinois
Northern Illinois junior guard Xavier Silas announced Thursday that he plans on withdrawing his name from the NBA Draft and returning to the Huskies.
"We talked to a couple friends who are affiliated with the league, and they said if I went back and had a good year in all aspects of the game, I could be a first-rounder," Silas told Scott Powers of ESPN Chicago. "That's better than chancing it this year."
Silas is a 6-5 scoring guard who averaged 19.7 points and 5.3 rebounds last season.
Louisiana-Monroe hires Richard
According to Jeff Goodman of FOXSports.com, Louisiana-Monroe will hire LSU assistant coach Keith Richard as its next head coach.
Richard was an assistant for the Warhawks from 1989-1994, and then went 150-117 in nine seasons as the head coach at Louisiana Tech.
He will replace Orlando Early, who resigned to become an assistant at South Carolina.
Fortson staying in draft
As first reported by Hoops Hype via Twitter, Arkansas guard Courtney Fortson has hired an agent and will keep his name in the NBA Draft.
Fortson, a 5-11 sophomore was suspended for the first 14 games of last season, but averaged 17.9 points, 5.2 rebounds and 5.7 assists during the final 18 contests.
He has signed with BP Sports Management.