We aren’t even underway with the upcoming college basketball season, and there is already one top player saying he will enter into the 2014 NBA Draft.
Arizona State PG Jahii Carson has said that he will be leaving ASU after his sophomore season, despite forgoing the opportunity earlier this year. All signs pointed to him leaving after his freshman year but he had different plans. Carson is believed by many to be a top-5 point guard coming into the season, which could definitely boost his draft stock if he continues to play at such a high level.
In an article on Sporting News,
After we had a 20-win season, that’s kind of a good accomplishment, but I want more,” Carson said. “I want to win more than 20 games, win the Pac-12 championship, the Pac-12 (regular season), get Pac-12 player of the year, All-American and get us a deep run in the tournament. I think that will be a nice way to end my last year.
He had a “Decision-esque” announcement that he would be returning to the team during the offseason when he had a news conference at which a slideshow made and students and season ticket holders were invited to come hear what he had to say.
The head coach of the Sun Devils, Herb Sendek said the sad but true news himself.
I know it will be his last; We know Jahii will end up going to the NBA, I’ve known that for a long time.