North Carolina center Tony Bradley will hire an agent and remain in the NBA draft, tweets Shams Charania of The Vertical. After helping the Tar Heels capture the national championship, Bradley faces conflicting opinions about his draft status, with DraftExpress placing him 41st on its list of top 100 prospects but ESPN’s Chad Ford projecting him as a first-rounder at No. 22. The 6’10” freshman averaged 6.9 points and 5.1 rebounds during his lone season at North Carolina.
Bradley is among several dominoes that will fall as the deadline for withdrawing from the draft looms tonight. Here’s a roundup of some other prospects:
- Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan will work out for the Knicks today before making his final decision, according to Adam Zagoria of Zagsblog. The reigning Big 10 Player of the Year is projected as a second-round selection.
- Kentucky’s Hamidou Diallo will hold a meeting with his advisers today, tweets Jeff Borzello of ESPN.com.
- Borzello’s list of other high-profile players with decisions to make today includes Michigan’s D.J. Wilson and Moritz Wagner, Kansas’ Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, North Carolina State’s Omer Yurtseven, Gonzaga’a Johnathan Williams, Central Florida’s Tacko Fall and Ohio State’s Kam Williams.
Here are several players have made a final decision to forgo the draft and head back to school:
- Deng Adel, Louisville (via Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports)
- Angel Delgado, Seton Hall (via Zagoria)
- Donte Grantham, Clemson (via Rothstein)
- Justin Jackson, Maryland (via Rothstein)
- Braxton Key, Alabama (via ESPN’s Jeff Goodman).
- Markis McDuffie, Wichita State (via Rothstein)
- Victor Sanders, Idaho (via Goodman)
- Thomas Welsh, UCLA (via Goodman)
- Brandon Goodwin, Florida Gulf Coast (via Goodman)
- Vince Edwards, Purdue (via Brian Neubert of Rivals.com)
Chris Crouse contributed to this post.