The NBA officially announced today that this year's draft will be held at the Prudential Center in New Jersey. With exactly three months until the June 28th event, let's round up the latest news and rumors….
- Arnett Moultrie, who projects as a mid-to-late first-round pick, intends to enter the draft, as he tells Brad Locke of the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. "I… have decided to explore my options and enter my name into the 2012 NBA Draft," the Mississippi State big man wrote in a text message. "I have not signed with an agent, as of yet. However, I do anticipate doing so."
- Moultrie's declaration will prevent him from returning to Mississippi State for his senior year. However, there's one loophole that could allow him to withdraw and play one more year of college basketball, as Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com explains.
- ESPN.com's Chad Ford released his second mock draft today (Insider-only link) and fielded draft-related questions in a chat. In another Insider piece, Ford previews the best of the 2012/13 NCAA freshman class.
- Sam Amico of FOX Sports Ohio also answered a number of draft questions in his latest chat, with a strong focus on the Cavaliers' draft prospects.