With less than two weeks to go before the NBA’s deadline to declare for the NBA Draft (April 27), another player has thrown his hat into the ring.
According to Chris B. Haynes of Comcast Sports Northwest, Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns’ guard Elfrid Payton has declared for the 2014 NBA Draft.
Point guard Elfrid Payton will forgo his senior season at Louisiana Lafayette and enter the 2014 NBA Draft, a league source informed CSNNW.com.
According to another source educated on the situation says the 6-4 guard has agreed to make Ty Sullivan of Creative Artist Agency his agent.
Sometimes when players from smaller schools declare, it looks like it could be a mistake. This, however, is not one of those situations.
The Ragin’ Cajuns won the Sun Belt Conference Tournament and gave the Creighton Blue Jays everything they could handle in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Payton, who averaged 19.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 2.3 steals per game for the Ragin’ Cajuns last season, is a legitimate NBA prospect.
Draft Express ranks him 29th among their top 100 prospects and currently projects Payton as the 26th overall pick in the 2014 Draft.