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    Sounds like Jontay Porter, Michael's younger brother is moving from the 2018 class to the 2017 class and going to Missouri. Ranked #20 in the 2018 class.

    They are still in on Knox and 2 other top 100 players. Might be a really fun team to watch next year.

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    Sounds like Tony Bradley might go ahead and hire an agent and stay in the draft. Not sure why he wouldn't hold off and see where he's projected once the workouts are over, but we'll see what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironman02 View Post
    Sounds like Tony Bradley might go ahead and hire an agent and stay in the draft. Not sure why he wouldn't hold off and see where he's projected once the workouts are over, but we'll see what happens.
    Makes absolutely ZERO sense. But whatever. Wish him well.
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    Hamidou Diallo entered the draft too. There's always a lot more about these decisions than any of us know or the mock drafts tell us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azubuike24 View Post
    Hamidou Diallo entered the draft too. There's always a lot more about these decisions than any of us know or the mock drafts tell us.
    Hard to turn down the money. I think sometimes the decisions are a little confusing because if some of these guys waited a year, they would be guaranteed much more money. There's always a risk involved with returning though, so that's probably the motivation. Get as much money as you can and don't risk injury.

    The thing that confuses me about Bradley, though, isn't declaring and going through the process. It's hiring an agent. Why not just wait a month and then hire one if you get good feedback from a few franchises?
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    Because agents do help you through the process, the logistics, etc. It seems routine to us on a big scale, but it's a billion dollar industry and to each of these guys, it might be their only shot. We only see the millions and the 1% who are in the spotlight, but an agent is kind of like an attorney when you're in trouble. It makes financial and logistical sense to get one ASAP. We have to remember also that many of these kids don't have anyone in their lives who can handle this stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azubuike24 View Post
    Because agents do help you through the process, the logistics, etc. It seems routine to us on a big scale, but it's a billion dollar industry and to each of these guys, it might be their only shot. We only see the millions and the 1% who are in the spotlight, but an agent is kind of like an attorney when you're in trouble. It makes financial and logistical sense to get one ASAP. We have to remember also that many of these kids don't have anyone in their lives who can handle this stuff.
    That is true, but Justin Jackson just went through the process last year without hiring an agent and returned to school. I'm fairly confident that with all the NBA connections, etc. within the Carolina program, Bradley could get enough good info and be prepared well enough to make it through his workouts without an agent. Like you said, though, there are things or circumstances that we know nothing about.

    Whatever the case may be, I wish him well. If he does hire an agent, Roy will have his third one and done. lol

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    1. your program really can't assist these guys with this stuff. Doesn't mean it can't happen, but it's not like they have agents on staff at the school to take control of these kids' careers.

    2. many of these guys DO have people who can help. You also make a good point, there are connections out there, especially with a top program. However, how trustworthy are these guys once the kid is in their hands? A program has to be really careful about trying to sway them one way or another.

    I think the biggest factor that never really pierces discussion about college basketball players enter the draft is that the media and the fans only see the extremes. We see it as "this guy is projected to go undrafted, he could make millions if he came back a year" or "this guy is a guaranteed first rounder, take the money!" Truth is, there's a ton of middle ground where a guy could just be looking at making tens of thousands or paying off family debts or expenses. Even more so, just putting food on the table. Furthermore, it's unfortunate, but I will guess that a decent percentage of players are simply victims of the ignorant and naive. The NBA could give a shit really about whether these guys go to the draft. The NBA benefits by having as many prospects to choose from as possible and there's no doubt they will sway feedback that way. We hear it every year about so and so is a guaranteed first rounder or guaranteed a deal in the second with Team XYZ. How often does it play out that way? In the end, only 60 players get drafted.

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    So Bradley has "officially" entered the draft, but won't hire an agent...yet.

    No announcement or word or anything from Joel Berry. Which only leads me to believe he is coming back. Which is really his only option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcats20 View Post
    So Bradley has "officially" entered the draft, but won't hire an agent...yet.

    No announcement or word or anything from Joel Berry. Which only leads me to believe he is coming back. Which is really his only option.
    Glad to hear that Bradley decided not to hire an agent yet. If he ends up getting a 1st round guarantee, then can't blame him for going. Just don't wanna see him end up going in the 2nd round and then regretting the decision to jump.

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    Looks like Joel Berry may also declare but without an agent. I would expect a formal announcement on Berry and Bradley from UNC today since obviously the decisions have been made.

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    And Pinson too. Makes sense for them to all go through the process. I would expect Berry and Pinson to return, but not sure about Bradley at this point.

    http://www.scout.com/college/north-c...st-nba-process
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    Anyone who ever dreamed of playing in the NBA should enter the draft.

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    Joel Berry will be back on Chapel Hill. Just waiting on Theo and Tony to do the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcats20 View Post
    Joel Berry will be back on Chapel Hill. Just waiting on Theo and Tony to do the same.
    Not surprised that he's coming back, but surprised he withdrew so early.

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