On Monday, several college (and international players) made their decision regarding the draft.
Most of the decisions, including Noah Vonleh of the Indiana Hoosiers, T.J. Warren of the North Carolina State Wolfpack and LaQuinton Ross of the of the Ohio State Buckeyes, came as no surprise.
The decision of one prospect, however, did come as a surprise.
According to Tim Bontemps of The New York Post, St. John’s Red Storm forward JaKarr Sampson will declare for the NBA Draft.
JaKarr Sampson is getting some bad advice. St. John’s forward will enter the NBA Draft, & simply isn’t ready. Likely won’t be a 1st rounder.
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) March 24, 2014
The 6’9, 214-pound Sampson, a sophomore from Akron, Ohio, averaged 12.8 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.0 blocks per game this season.
Draft Express ranks Sampson as the 33rd best sophomore prospect and he is not currently included in their latest mock draft.
Sampson was named the Big East Rookie of the Year last season.