Draft Updates: E. Davis, Isabell, Hands, T. Brown

A handful of notable prospects today have announced their intention to enter the 2018 NBA draft, including a pair of players viewed as probable lottery picks in Marvin Bagley III and Miles Bridges. We’ve got updates on several more NCAA underclassmen who don’t have the same name recognition as Bagley and Bridges, but are nonetheless entering their names for draft consideration — at least for now. Let’s dive in…

  • Texas junior guard Eric Davis Jr. has decided to go pro, the school announced today in a press release. Davis joins teammate Mohamed Bamba among Texas players entering the draft early — fellow Longhorn Kerwin Roach II is also declaring, but won’t hire an agent, so he could return to school.
  • Drexel junior Tramaine Isabell is testing the draft waters, according to a press release from the program. The 6’1″ guard averaged 21.0 PPG and 7.5 RPG in his first season at Drexel after transferring from Mizzou.
  • UCLA freshman guard Jaylen Hands is entering the draft without hiring an agent, as he tells Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports. Hands’ teammate Aaron Holiday has also declared for the draft, so the program would have some backcourt holes to fill if both players ultimately decide to go pro.
  • Georgia Southern junior guard Tookie Brown is testing the draft waters, the school announced today. Brown, who averaged 18.9 PPG on .532/.471/.753 shooting in 2017/18, won’t hire an agent, leaving the door open to return to school for his senior year.
  • Max Strus of DePaul is entering the draft without an agent, according to his school. The junior guard enjoyed a breakout season in 2017/18, posting 16.8 PPG and 5.6 RPG in 31 games.
  • Charlotte junior guard Andrien White will test the NBA draft waters this spring, as David Scott of The Charlotte Observer notes. If White decide to withdraw his name from draft consideration next month, he plans on returning to the 49ers to play for new head coach Ron Sanchez.

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