Jun 27, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; A general view of team branded basketballs during the 2013 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Draft Rumors: Mateusz Ponitka enters draft


On Monday, a report surfaced that another international prospect made a decision before Sunday night’s deadline to enter the NBA Draft.

According to TVP Sport in Poland, Mateusz Ponitka decided to enter the draft and declared before the deadline.

Ponitka is a 6’6, 211-pound shooting guard from Poznan, Poland.

Last year, Ponitka, who will turn 21 in September, averaged 9.9 points and 3.0 rebounds in 20.0 minutes per game for Telenet BC Oostende.

Hoops Rumors points out that Ponitka “improved his outside shot after back-to-back seasons of less than 30% shooting from beyond the arc, nailing 36.3% of his three-point attempts this season, and he had a strong performance at the Nike Hoop Summit this month, pouring in 17 points in 25 minutes of action.”

Many feel that because of Ponitka’s lack of experience in both his time in Europe and the recent Nike Hoop Summit that he will eventually pull out of the Draft and enter next year’s draft when he is automatically draft-eligible.

If Ponitka does indeed decide to change his mind, change his mind, he has until June 16 at 5:00 pm EST to withdraw from the draft.

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