As expected, rumors are starting to leak out about the upcoming NBA draft decisions for your 2012 NCAA champion Wildcats. The first reliable report is leaking out from ESPN’s draft expert. Chad Ford’s latest blog post claims that Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Anthony Davis, and Terrence Jones will declare for the NBA draft soon (insider link). No surprise here.
While at one point MKG may have been leaning towards staying, his projection as a top-5 (and maybe no.2 overall) pick is making it nearly impossible for him to turn down the NBA at this point. And if you ask me, he plays so hard and bangs nonstop that I’d be deathly afraid of an injury in college if I were him. For Davis, it’s been a given. You do not turn down the NBA if you are the number one overall prospect. And I think Terrence Jones proved his lottery status with the NCAA run and justified his return to school this past season.
Obviously, nothing is official yet. But we should all be prepared to say farewell to these great players.