As I mentioned before
, there is a lot of basketball talent leaving the Big East this year. In addition to all the seniors, there are several players potentially leaving early.
So far, players on the NBA's early entrant list include:
Devin Ebanks (WVU)
Jeremy Hazell (Seton Hall)
Wesley Johnson (Syracuse)
Dominique Jones (South Florida)
Mac Koshwal (DePaul)
Greg Monroe (Georgetown)
Herb Pope (Seton Hall)
Jeff Robinson (Seton Hall)
Samardo Samuels (Louisville)
Lance Stephenson (Cincinnati)
You can see the whole list here.
This list looks pretty much what I would expect it to look like. But for the life of me, I don't know why Jeff Robinson
would be on it. A 6'6" junior averaging 12 points and 6 rebounds? I must be missing something. I'm guessing he really wanted to play for the recently departed Bobby Gonzalez and maybe just wants to test the waters to see if he can impress someone enough.
Even Mark Blount thinks this sounds fishy.
Players have until June 14th to pull out of the draft, which happens ten days later. The wildly popular site NBADraft.net only has five of those players in their most recent mock draft
as of today - Ebanks, Monroe, Stephenson, Johnson, and Jones - and they were all in the first round. So I'm guessing they expect the others to drop out.