Draft Updates: Allen, Alston, Quisenberry, Mike

Utah Utes forward Timmy Allen announced on Instagram on Thursday night that he’ll be returning to school for at least one more year, withdrawing his name from the 2020 NBA draft.

A sophomore in 2019/20, Allen was Utah’s leading scorer with 17.3 PPG in 31 games (35.6 MPG). He also contributed 7.3 RPG, 3.0 APG, and 1.2 SPG. He was one of two Utah underclassmen to test the draft waters this spring, though the other – Both Gach – will be transferring to Minnesota.

Here’s more on the draft:

  • Boise State forward Derrick Alston Jr. tweeted that he has “unfinished business” to complete with the Broncos and will be returning to the school for his senior year. Alston averaged 17.3 PPG, 5.2 RPG, and 3.1 APG on .413/.335/.808 shooting in 32 games (33.0 MPG) as a junior before testing the draft waters.
  • Youngstown State guard Darius Quisenberry will also be withdrawing from the draft, he announced on Twitter. Quisenberry recorded 16.6 PPG, 4.2 APG, and 3.6 RPG in 33 games (31.5 MPG) as a sophomore in 2019/20.
  • SMU forward Isiaha Mike is set to go pro following his junior year, a source tells Sam Blum of The Dallas Morning News. While the expectation is that Mike will remain in the draft, he’s leaving the door open to the possibility of withdrawing and then become auto-eligible in 2021 following a year in Europe, tweets Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Mike, who averaged 14.0 PPG and 6.3 RPG in 30 games (30.7 MPG) last season, won’t have to finalize his decision until October 6.
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4 thoughts on “Draft Updates: Allen, Alston, Quisenberry, Mike

  1. x%sure

    Tell Quisenberry he has a relief pitcher’s name and he will take you to the rack.

    • jump shot

      Always chuckle when I read “…withdrawing from the draft.”
      They weren’t IN the draft.

  2. harden-westbrook-mvps

    I bet Wiseman drops on draft day. No one wants to be like Portland when they took Greg Oden over KD. He played all of 3 games at Memphis, and centers are just as easy to replace these days as RB’s in the NFL. Wiseman goes #4 at best.

  3. nentwigs

    Withdrawing from the draft is a good move by Quisenberry as his submarine style of passing will not play well in the NBA.

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