PEORIA, Ill. -- Bradley sophomore Patrick O'Bryant has entered his name in the NBA Draft but hasn't hired an agent, leaving open a possible return to school.
The 7-foot, 260-pound center averaged 13.4 points and 8.3 rebounds last season, helping Bradley to the NCAA Tournament round of 16 for the first time since 1955.
O'Bryant has until June 18 to pull his name out of the draft, which will be held June 28. He said he would return to Bradley only if he suffered an injury or wasn't pleased with his draft projection by the deadline.
O'Bryant, the Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year, said Saturday he may enroll in the IMG basketball academy in Sarasota, Fla., a training facility for prospective draftees to improve their stock.
He also might participate in private workouts for NBA teams and hopes to play in the pre-draft camp June 6-12 in Orlando.
O'Bryant averaged 2.9 blocked shots a game last season to lead the conference. His 147 blocks in two seasons rank third on Bradley's all-time list and 10th in conference history.
Dash: I fell asleep in the 3rd quarter of both games. Bucks/Hawks was hype though.
Jul 9, 2021 15:09:12 GMT -4
Dash: Bucks are not a good team and are only in because Nets/Hawks got injured. They look several steps behind Phoenix.
Jul 9, 2021 15:10:33 GMT -4
sativa417: I'm not a Chris Paul fan, since I hate his flopping and Grizz played his Clipps in some good playoff series, so he's like the enemy to me, but still a great player, so down for him finally getting a ring. Crazy Suns are where they are now. When James Jones
Jul 9, 2021 21:48:49 GMT -4
sativa417: took over as GM, people were crapping on some of his moves, but he's put together a hell of a team
Jul 9, 2021 21:49:31 GMT -4
kfilament: its interesting how everyone wanted to put an asterisk next to last years champions, but honestly this year seems fluky as hell with injuries, etc., but yeah, hate CP3 as a grizz fan by not mad to see him win one.
Jul 13, 2021 16:29:30 GMT -4
kfilament: Pumped the Bucks gonna do it.
Jul 20, 2021 23:38:17 GMT -4
kfilament: Lol entire bucks team celebrating without Giannis
Jul 20, 2021 23:45:45 GMT -4
Dash: Feel bad for Paul and Booker. Ayton was so ass.
Jul 23, 2021 15:56:29 GMT -4
kfilament: Draft night and for once I am not worried the Grizz are going to fuck themselves on national TV
Jul 29, 2021 17:47:08 GMT -4