College Coaches Wait to See if Players Stay, or Go; Zags Lose Another One
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The first NBA deadline college coaches had circled on their calendars was Sunday — the last date players could declare for the draft.
The next date they have circled is May 24. That's when players who have entered the draft but not hired an agent have can withdraw and return to school if they aren't comfortable with the feedback they're getting from NBA teams.
JOHNATHAN WILLIAMS, GONZAGA
The Zags are losing AP second-team All-American Nigel Williams-Goss and 7-foot freshman Zach Collins as both players have declared and plan to hire an agent after the team's run to the NCAA title game. Throw in the losses of seniors Przemek Karnowski and Jordan Mathews, and Gonzaga sure could use Williams next season.
The 6-9 redshirt junior averaged 10.2 points and 6.4 rebounds while shooting 59 percent as a first-team all-conference performer who could occasionally pop out to 3-point range.
Williams said he was hoping to "see where I stand" in Friday's announcement of his draft declaration.