One reason the NBA would want to increase the draft’s age limit to 20 would be to give teams more control of rare superstar talents like LeBron James, writes Tim Kawakami of Bay Area News Group. Kawakami notes that the one-and-done college players wouldn’t disappear with the changed limit, and that 19-year-old draftees are often can’t-miss prospects that teams would rather have under contract a year later into their prime. Here’s more regarding the draft:
- Tyler Ennis came up short in trying to help Syracuse advance in the NCAA tournament, and the freshman says he hasn’t thought about his decision regarding the draft yet. A veteran NBA scout tells Adam Zagoria of SNY.tv that Ennis is a smart, clutch talent who will need to adjust on defense. Ennis is a potential lottery pick.
- LaQuinton Ross is leaning toward declaring for this year’s draft per another Zagoria source, and could announce his decision Monday. Ross is projected to be a second round selection in DraftExpress’s latest mock draft.
- Zagoria writes that Rodney Hood is also leaning toward coming out in the same piece. Hood was ranked 13th in Chad Ford’s most recent ESPN Insider mock draft, and 16th at DraftExpress.