Draft Notes: Embiid, Ennis, Parker

March 23 at 3:32pm CDT By Zach Links

While fellow freshman Andrew Wiggins will leave after the season, Kansas teammate Joel Embiid tells Jeff Goodman of ESPN that he will talk to the Jayhawks coaching staff and also his mentor, fellow Cameroon native and NBA player Luc Mbah a Moute, before making a final decision concerning his NBA future.  “I’m not worried about that right now,” Embiid said, just moments after watching KU get knocked out of the NCAA tournament with a loss to Stanford.  Here’s the latest draft news..

  • When asked whether they’ll stay another year, Syracuse stars Tyler Ennis and Jerami Grant said they haven’t thought about it yet and have no timetable on a decision, tweets Donna Ditota of The Post-Standard.
  • Matt Moore of CBSSports.com looks at how Mercer’s upset of Duke could affect prospects Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood.
  • Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports (on Twitter) is surprised that there isn’t more draft buzz surrounding Michigan Star Glenn Robinson III.  One NBA scout told him he’d be a solid late first-round pick.
  • The Cavs will have to move up in the order to get a franchise player in the draft, writes Bob Finnan of the News-Herald.  However, even at their likely draft position (later in the lottery), they could still have guys like Aaron Gordon, Noah Vonleh, and Marcus Smart to choose from.
  • The Sixers‘ misery today might pay off down the line, writes Maria Panaritis of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
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