Vasquez to Enter NBA Draft
Minutes ago, Comcast SportsNet reiterated what Maryland guard Greivis Vasquez told me on March 11: that he plans to declare for the NBA draft but not immediately hire an agent so he still has the option to return to school for his senior season.
Vasquez, a junior who led Maryland in scoring, rebounding and assists, told me during the ACC tournament that he planned to declare for the draft after the season and compete in pre-draft workouts before he made his final decision about returning to school.
The decision to declare is common for talented underclassmen because they can get a better sense of where they would be taken in the two-round draft. Underclassmen who declare by the April 26 deadline can return to school as long as they do not sign with an agent.
Vasquez, a 6-foot-6, 190-pound guard, is projected to be a potential late-first-round or second-round selection. He may also have lucrative opportunities to play international basketball next season, but Comcast SportsNet reported that Vasquez has ruled out playing overseas.
When Vasquez stated his intentions in March, he stressed that he did not want his plans to become a distraction for the team and that he was focused solely on Maryland returning to the NCAA tournament. Vasquez, who averaged 17.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5 assists, helped lead the Terrapins to the second round of the NCAAs, where they lost to Memphis in Kansas City.
Vasquez, who was named to the all-ACC second team for the second straight year, greatly improved his decision making as a junior, lowing his turnovers per game and becoming a better overall floor leader. But he also drew attention to himself for cursing back at his own fans during the regular season and for saying that a talented Memphis team would probably have a losing record in the ACC.
In another expected development, Maryland announced that Braxton Dupree has received his release and will transfer from the school. The 6-foot-8 sophomore played in 25 games this season, starting six. He averaged 2.1 points and 2.4 rebounds per game.
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