Latvian big man Ilja Gromovs will declare for the draft, writes Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress (via Twitter). Gromovs, a 6’10” center, currently plays for Jurmala in the Latvian league, where he’s averaged five points and 3.6 boards through 31 contests. Neither Givony nor Chad Ford of ESPN.com have Gromovs ranked in their top 100 prospects.
It’s possible, and maybe even likely, that Gromovs withdraws his name from the draft before the June 16th deadline for international players to revoke their entry status. He might simply want to expose himself to the predraft workouts to get a look at the process so he has experience for drafts down the road.
Gromovs is currently ranked 42nd on Givony’s list of international players born in 1994, so he would probably be best suited as a “draft and stash” player, were any team to even select him at all.