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Draft Notes: Peterson, Mutts, Mohammed, Rhoden, Miles

USC’s Drew Peterson will test the draft waters while maintaining his college eligibility, he announced on his Twitter page. The 6’9” Peterson averaged 12.4 PPG, 6.2 RPG and 3.3 APG this past season. He has started the past two seasons for the Trojans after two seasons with Rice.

We have more draft-related decisions:

  • Virginia Tech’s Justyn Mutts has declared for the draft while maintaining his college eligibility, he announced on Twitter. The senior forward averaged 10.1 PPG, 7.4 RPG and 3.4 APG this past season.
  • Georgetown freshman swingman Aminu Mohammed will go through the process, his guardian confirmed to Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog.com. “We will go through the draft process and let that play out,” his guardian Shawn Harmon said. “Any other decision counter to that will be made at the appropriate time.” Mohammed averaged 13.7 PPG and 8.2 RPG for the Hoyas.
  • Seton Hall’s Jared Rhoden will forego a fifth year of eligibility and turn pro, Zagoria reports in a separate story. The 6’6” Rhoden averaged 15.5 PPG and 6.7 RPG for the Pirates. He’s been invited to the Portsmouth Invitational.
  • After initially testing the draft waters, TCU’s Mike Miles has changed course and will return to school, Rothstein tweets. The sophomore guard averaged 15.4 PPG and 3.8 APG in 31 starts.

Isaiah Mobley Among Latest To Enter NBA Draft

USC big man Isaiah Mobley announced on Twitter that he will declare for the NBA draft and hire an agent. Mobley also entered the draft last year, along with his brother Evan, who is among the favorites for Rookie of the Year honors. Isaiah decided to return to school for his junior season and averaged 14.2 points and 8.3 rebounds in 32 games.

“These past three years have been amazing,” he wrote. “I’ve had experiences that I’ll never forget, played with teammates that have become brothers (well, one brother that became a teammate), and I’ve done it all in front of the best fans in the country.”

There are a few more draft decisions to pass along:

  • South Carolina forward Keyshawn Bryant also used a tweet to announce his decision to enter the draft and hire an agent. “To Frank Martin and the coaching staff, thank you guys for everything you’ve done,” wrote Bryant, who averaged 8.7 PPG in his senior season with the Gamecocks. “To the fans and the university, this was an amazing four years here. Thanks for all the love and support.”
  • Purdue senior guard Eric Hunter Jr. will also forego an extra year of eligibility and enter the draft. Hunter, who averaged 6.2 PPG this year, also made his announcement on Twitter.
  • Jalen Adaway, a senior guard at St. Bonaventure, will enter the draft as well (Twitter link). He averaged 15.3 points and 5.9 rebounds in 32 games this season.
  • SMU guard Kendric Davis, also a senior, will enter the draft but will keep his college eligibility, tweets Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Davis scored at a career-best 19.4 PPG clip for the Mustangs this season.
  • A report last week stated that TCU guard Mike Miles was expected to remain in the draft, but he now plans to maintain the option to return to college, according to Rothstein (Twitter link).

Trevion Williams, Jalen Williams, Others Entering 2022 Draft

Purdue forward/center Trevion Williams will forgo his final year of college eligibility and sign with an agent, the school announced today in a press release. After testing the draft waters a year ago, Williams will go pro this time around.

The No. 45 prospect on ESPN’s big board, Williams came off the bench for the Boilermakers for most of 2021/22, averaging 12.0 PPG, 7.4 RPG, and 3.0 APG in 37 appearances (20.1 MPG). In his scouting report on Williams, Mike Schmitz of ESPN said the senior is one of the best passing big men in the country.

Another Williams, Santa Clara junior guard Jalen Williams, is also entering the 2022 NBA draft, according to Jonathan Givony of ESPN, who notes that Williams will maintain his college eligibility. Jalen is ranked just three spots behind Trevion on ESPN’s board, at No. 48.

Jalen Williams earned First-Team All-WCC honors after leading the conference in scoring, with 18.0 PPG on .513/.396/.809 shooting. His defensive versatility, passing feel, and shooting potential all intrigue NBA teams, says Givony.

Here are some of the other prospects recently declaring for the draft:

Expected to remain in the draft:

Testing the draft waters: