Austin Rivers, the son of Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers who declared for the NBA draft this week after finishing his freshman season at Duke, says he’d love to play for Boston. “If that was to happen, I would love to,” Rivers said on WEEI’s “Dennis & Callahan” on Friday morning. “I would love to play for any organization in the NBA. That’s my dream. It would be great. It would be different. It would be an interesting aspect just to play for my dad.” ESPN.com
After earning second-team All-SEC and All-Freshman team honors in his first season as a Razorback, Arkansas guard BJ Young has submitted his name for consideration in the the 2012 NBA draft. Young, however, will not hire an agent, and will continue taking classes at the University of Arkansas in order to retain his amateur status, and reserve the right to return to Arkansas next year. “BJ is using this time to gather information about his draft potential,” Anderson said. “By submitting his name for consideration for this year’s draft he will be able to find out what the scouts see in his game and make an informed decision about his future.” Fayetteville Flyer (more…)
By Chris Ramirez
North Carolina announced Thursday that junior forward John Henson, sophomore forward Harrison Barnes and sophomore point guard Kendall Marshall will enter the 2012 NBA Draft.
“It’s a great day for three youngsters who are taking another step toward their ultimate goal of playing professional basketball,” said North Carolina head coach Roy Williams. “On a very small stage, it’s a sad day for me because I won’t get to coach them again. All Tar Heel fans will miss them greatly, as well. “I really look forward to watching Harrison, John and Kendall play in the NBA. I know they will be very successful. They have been and will always be great Tar Heels,” Williams added. (more…)