Monday, April 20, 2009
Tyreke Evans is obviously testing the NBA waters. However, ESPN reports that Evans will not hire an agent and may still contemplate a return to the Tigers if he doesn't like his projected draft position. Evans has until the June 15 deadline to withdraw from the draft and return to college.
It has been widely reported that Evans, with the assistance of his wise elder brothers, will only stay in the draft if he is a top 10 pick. I expect him to stay in the draft if he is projected in the top 15. He played his way there in the tournament.
On the flipside, he and his brothers have a good point. If Tyreke stays in college, hones his skills, and takes the Tigers to a Final Four or beyond, he is a top 5 pick, easily.
NBADraft.net has Tyreke going 16, ESPN has him floating around the 10-12 spots (depending on who you trust), while DraftExpress has him going 7.
All that to say... He's probably going pro and we hope the best for him. He was a highlight to a gut-wrenching year... But we'd sure love to have him back, lobbing alley-oops to Coleman and Taggart.
at 9:29 PM