Damion James Entering NBA Draft (w/o Agent)

April 15th, 2009


AUSTIN, Texas - University of Texas junior swingman Damion James will declare himself eligible for the 2009 NBA Draft but does not plan to hire an agent, he announced today. James ranks third in UT history in career rebounds (968), fourth in career double-doubles (37), seventh in career blocks (123) and 18th in career scoring (1,306 points) following his first three seasons in Austin.

Jeremy Wise Enters NBA Draft (w/o Agent)

April 15th, 2009
NBA Draft


HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss junior point guard Jeremy Wise will submit his name to the National Basketball Association for its June Draft. Wise, however, will not hire an agent, leaving open the possibility to return to Southern Miss next season.

Al Farouq-Aminu Returning to Wake Forest

April 14th, 2009
Al-Farouq AminuWINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest forward Al-Farouq Aminu has announced he will return for his sophomore season in 2009-10. Aminu has decided to stay in school and build upon a stellar rookie campaign.

"In order to end further speculation, I am excited to announce my return to Wake Forest for my sophomore year," said Aminu. "My experience at Wake Forest has been terrific. I have grown as a student, as a person and as a basketball player. The NBA is a dream of mine, but my family and I feel like now is not the right time.

Budinger, Hill Done at Arizona

April 9th, 2009


TUCSON, Ariz.- University of Arizona men's basketball player Jordan Hill has decided to make himself eligible for the 2009 NBA Draft. Hill has signed with an agent and will not return to the program in 2009-10.

Jodie Meeks to Enter Draft: Won't Hire Agent

April 7th, 2009
Jodie Meeks - UKLEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky junior Jodie Meeks will submit his name to the National Basketball Association for its June draft, but will not hire an agent, leaving open the possibility to return to Kentucky next season.

Meeks, a 6-4 guard, led the SEC and ranked eighth in the country in scoring, averaging 23.7 ppg. He set the school record for points in a game (54 at Tennessee) and three-pointers in a season, (117) while also shooting an SEC best 90.2 percent from the free throw line.

Devan Downey to Test NBA Draft

April 7th, 2009
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina junior point guard Devan Downey has announced today that he will submit his name for the pool for the 2009 NBA Draft. Downey will not hire an agent, leaving open the opportunity to return to the Gamecocks for his senior season.

"I feel at this point in my career it is important for me to test the draft waters to see what the next logical step in my basketball career is," Downey said. "I told Coach Horn of my decision and he has been very supportive throughout the entire process."

For Immediate Release:'s Shawn Siegel to Return to Work Tomorrow..

April 2nd, 2009

When the University of Texas sent out a press release on Wednesday noting that Dexter Pittman** was returning to school, I first thought it was an April Fool's joke. When a player that no one expects to go pro, doesn't go pro, is it really news? Of course not. Which is why I present to you tonight's official press release: Shawn Siegel to Return to Work Tomorrow

Top 65 NBA Prospects in the NCAA Tournament

April 1st, 2009
Haseem Thabeet - UCONN

Two weekend's of the NCAA Tournament are in the book, and only one thing is certain when it comes to NBA Prospects.. Blake Griffin is still the man. After that, it's anyone's guess about which Tourney players will make it big in the pros. James Harden didn't help his stock in the Tournament, but still projects to better a pro than most. Hasheem Thabeet has had his moments of dominance, while Jordan Hill showed in the early rounds he has to be taken seriously.

College Basketball: Prospect Stock Watch

March 6th, 2009
Al-Farouq Aminu

Joey Whelan's Stock Watch ranks college basketball’s top prospects every other week. The previous ranking is in parentheses.