why does he have to announce that he is entering the draft?
He doesn’t, but I think he wanted to put a thank you out there.
to bring attention to himself… he is overlooked right now by almost everyone in the draft…
its a way to bring attention to himself
I may just be out of the loop, but what’s the connection with Watson and Davis? Watson is a Clemson guy, what brings him to our UH basketball workout room?
Its pretty cool, just curious as to why?
Actually he does have to sign up and enter his name in the draft to be drafted. It’s a formality but I’ve seem some just skip the process and sign directly with a Team overseas. Some may feel there not quite ready bec once your name is entered and NBA team wants a 1/1 session with you, you better be ready to shine.
I looked it up, and it appears they only have to declare if they haven’t used up their college eligibility. The relevant sections:
A player shall be eligible for selection in the first NBA Draft with respect to which he has satisfied … one of the requirements of Section 1(b)(ii) below:
(A) The player has graduated from a four-year college or university in the United States (or is to graduate in the calendar year in which the Draft is held) and has no remaining intercollegiate basketball eligibility; or
(F) The player has expressed his desire to be selected in the Draft in a writing received by the NBA at least sixty (60) days prior to such Draft (an “Early Entry” player);
There are several other methods to satisfy the requirement that I omitted. Document found here: https://www.webcitation.org/6EMRU2GS1
From what JD said and I thought had read you still had to formally send in signed document to put your name on list. But it matters 0% , wish the young man the best of luck pursuing playing basketball at professional level wherever that may be.
Coach Bishop is one of the best trainers in the country. Word spreads like fire.
Yep. I believe Watson’s been there before (last offseason?). Lot of folks in the city come through now. UH Development Facility is one of the best around.
video at the link
Lafayette High School graduate and University of Houston guard, Corey Davis Jr; returned to the Hub City on Saturday to visit his family and friends before prepareing for the NBA Draft.
While at the University of Houston, Davis was the second player in Houston history with multiple seasons with 100+ 3-pointers made.
He tied school single-season record with 37 games played. and is one of seven players to compete in all 37 games.
He is ranked sixth in the American Athletic Conference with 17.0 points per game, finished second in the league with a .869 free throw percentage and is ranked ninth in The American with a .375 3-point percentage while also tied for third with 3.0 treys per game.
It was a damn shame Davis didn’t get an invite to the Portsmouth Invitational. It would have been a great stage for him to play point with high level guys. From what I saw, he would have been the best defensive guard there and would have done better than other “combo” guards who played point like Roach from UT.
Yeah, that was a strange one. Kept expecting to see him announced, especially with all the other American guys that ended up going. Very odd.
Congrats Corey… You earned it!
DAMN! DAMN! DAMN!