Friday, April 12th, 2013 at 11:40 am  |  7 responses

Texas Guard Myck Kabongo to Declare for NBA Draft

University of Texas sophomore guard Myck Kabongo announced Friday he will forgo his final two college seasons and instead enter the 2013 NBA Draft. The 6-1 PG and Toronto native, who averaged 10.8 points and 5.3 assists in 45 career games, played in only 11 games this season because of an NCAA suspension. Via ESPN.com: “[Kabongo] was suspended by the NCAA for accepting airfare and personal training instruction and then providing false and misleading information about the infractions during two interviews with university officials. During the 11 games he played, Kabongo led the Longhorns in scoring (14.6 ppg), assists (5.5 per game), steals (2.0) and minutes (37.3) and ranked second in rebounding (5.0). Kabongo was named Texas’ most valuable player and team captain at Thursday night’s annual team banquet. In his freshman season, he was All-Big 12 honorable mention and earned a spot on the Big 12 All-Rookie Team.”

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  • The Big Cheese

    Bad move. Needs at least another year. I figure he’s pulling the chute as his draft stock has fallen every year since high school. Canada, stand up, though.

  • RayJr

    Good move. He needs to pull the trigger now. This draft class might be the weakest ever so he needs to go now when he might get picked in the first round. Next years draft class is gonna be stacked so he would probably fall 2nd round.

  • Redd

    That’s why the majority of the guys are declaring.

  • Kris

    Had Kabongo been able to display his game over a full season there’s no doubt he would be a guaranteed lottery pick. Based on the small sample of his play from this year, his untapped potential and the weakness of the draft class, it’s still very likely he’ll be a lottery pick.

    Good move and also the right move.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.callihan1 Chris Callihan

    Yep, probably smart decisions

  • RayJr

    Yeah even Russ Smith thinks he’s a first rounder lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/doug.bonner.58 Doug Bonner

    No doubt the draft class this year is weak but it will be interesting to see which kids will declare for the draft