Rothstein: Angel Delgado and Khadeen Carrrington to enter NBA Draft

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Rising seniors Angel Delgado and Khadeen Carrington may or may not have entered the NBA Draft in an attempt to gauge their stock.

According to Jon Rothstein, both players will both enter the draft but won’t hire agents — which would bind them to the process — a routine procedure for many talented early-entrants across the nation. They can remove their name any time prior to early June; most players start the process after the tournament concludes.

Angel Delgado didn’t reveal much about his future immediately after losing to Arkansas prior to sitting down with Coach Willard on Tuesday, but he has apparently denied this report.

So has Carrington.

We will have to see if either player winds up working out with pro franchises, but neither Delgado nor Carrington are on the radar of 2017 mock drafts. It would make more sense for Delgado to get a sniff at a few NBA workouts to get a better taste of what will be required for him to get to the next level.

  • Andrew Herbst

    Will be interesting to see what happens with Angel. I think he comes back.

    • DougFlynn

      Both of these guys should return, unless they are committed to playing overseas right now and they believe that they can be rotation players quickly. I am not sure of that, at least in Europe where the quality of the basketball has improved greatly over the last decade.

      In Khadeen’s case, not sure what he is thinking. I can’t imagine those around him believe that he’d be drafted by the NBA after this season. Taking the money out of this for just a moment, it would be great if both came back and dedicated themselves to improving in the areas they need to (free throws, reduction of turnovers, agility for Angel, right hand for Khadeen). That, and a successful season by the team where they can get to the 16 or even higher – assuming a new PG – would put them in the best possible light for playing professionally anywhere. That said, I don’t know the financial situation for either one. And, that might be the determining factor. If it is, best wishes to both of them.

      • z06

        I agreed,overseas is the only option for both of them this why the college bb is out of control for me.

      • Andrew Herbst

        I think they both would be wise to come back. It will be interesting to see what happens

  • Joe Schmoe

    For Delgado, if he returns he will go down as one of the greatest players to ever wear a Pirate uniform. Retired number, huge senior day celebration, the whole nine yards. He has a legit shot at 1500 PTS/1500 rebounds

    • Retired number is very much a possibility — in fact I’d say likely — if he returns.

  • PirateLacrosse14

    It’s tough to imagine either leaving, especially with Cale coming in next year, and the potential for Duval to join him. Chris, any update on when Duval plans to commit? I know most top players like to pick a date, but haven’t seen any indication from him so far. Also, do you think Duke taking a flyer on Waters gives Duval any hesitation there? Thanks!

    • Has to be April, or whenever the NBA draft dust starts to settle and he knows what he would be getting into at each school.

  • Marklemore84

    Did Rothstein start working for CNN?

    • LBP

      Maybe for Fox with Napolitano firing?

    • LOL. really have to wonder who the source was for this… we all have our suspicions

    • LBP

      Marklemore84–
      Seems we overlooked that like a broken clock, Rothstein can sometimes be right:-) Congrats to Angel for Hon. Mention All-American ( he deserved better) and hope he chooses to return

  • PadrePirate

    Clearly neither one is NBA ready. Going to a couple of workouts to get a feel for it is one thing, but both should come back for a senior year and improve their game. If they leave this year, they will surely end up in an international or D league. Just look at recent grads like Edwin, Teague or Auda. Fuquan had more accolades than KC, and Angel’s limited athleticism is comparable to Teague’s. Not sure what those guys are making salary-wise. That could be the deciding factor for a kid like Angel from the DR.

  • Joseph Attanasi

    It is absolutely ludicrous for Khadeen to even think about the NBA draft. Who are these kids listening to? Someone needs to be brutally honest with these guys and tell them that, at this point, they are not even close to being NBA caliber players.

    And Angel’s chances of the NBA this year aren’t a whole lot better than Khadeen’s.
    Both of them need to come back for their senior season and improve upon the flaws in their game. That’s the only chance that they have.

    And I’m also pretty tired of hearing about the money angle. They’ve made it this long, they can make it one more year.

    • PadrePirate

      Good points. If the coaching staff cannot give them a realistic evaluation of their skills and deficiencies, maybe some NBA scouts will. Family and friends always tend to see their kid as more talented than an outsider would. IW gambled and it ended up working out well, but these two are far from where he was at last year.

  • Matty P

    Personally, I think it makes complete sense for both Carrington and Delgado to put their names into the NBA draft list (heck I don’t care if Desi also decides to join them). Based on the recent rules change it makes sense for any Junior and/or Freshman or Sophomore who could have NBA potential to put their name into the draft as long as they don’t sign an agent. The key to all of this being that they can’t sign an agent, since once doing so they won’t have the ability to withdraw their name from the draft and lose all college eligibility. But as long as they don’t sign an agent they have the opportunity to meet with NBA GMs and scouts and get their professional opinions on where they can improve.

    • 100% agree. it certainly waters down the “entering” / “declaring” term, as the agent is all that matters now.

  • VinBick

    If anyone is telling these two players that they are ready for NBA consideration, they are also creeps who offer the bridge between lower Manhattan and Brooklyn at a reasonable price. Why the rush to go pro when both have only a marginal shot overseas? Both require another year in college to continue to improve their play.

    As fans, we want both back for a chance at watching another successful team represent the Hall. But that is the only realistic option for everyone.

  • hallstorm

    Interesting: Georgetown fired JTIII. I didn’t think they were going to do it this year. I guess the Tremont Waters de-committment and the LJ Peak early entry into the draft help solidify his termination.

    Word is they are going after Danny and Amaker.

    • LBP

      hear Crean and Shaka in running-believe it will be Ewing

      • DougFlynn

        Very interesting. Ewing has many years as a NBA assistant, but to my knowledge has no experience as a head coach anywhere. Also, he has not recruited before. Then again, neither had Mullin. Very interesting choice for Georgetown. And we can’t discount the influence of John Thomson (senior) – who might be placated after the firing of his son by the hiring of his most famous player.

    • Marklemore84

      Amaker with what he’s done recruiting at an Ivy school is the best fit long term. Ewing makes the most sense for the fan base and tradition. Should be interesting.

    • Georgetown was largely irrelevant nationally after the Big East break-up. Conference needs them — like SJU — to be in the discussion to really boost prestige. With that in mind, its good JT3 is gone

      • LBP

        But the G-Town tradition should continue –especially with new arena and Fan base erosion— that is why , from a marketing point of view, the only candidate should be Ewing

  • Andrew Herbst

    I wonder who Gtown will hire now. Hopefully they don’t hire Danny.

    • LBP

      Georgetown will hire an Alumni–I would bet on Patrick Ewing–good tie-in with Mullins @ St. jons–lotta story lines

      • Andrew Herbst

        It sure is. I could see them hiring Ewing.

  • Matty P

    While the BE has to be disappointed about Nova losing during the first weekend they’ve got to be pleasantly surprised to have Xavier making it to the elite 8. Who would’ve guessed Xavier would go on this run after the way the conference schedule ended for them.

    • Joe Schmoe

      Its a testament to exactly how strong the BE is. The fact that the 7th ranked team at the end of the BE reg season is in the elite 8 speaks volumes. Pulling for Butler tonight.

      • DougFlynn

        Not sure if this is a barometer or not. Great achievement, but tempered with the idea that the league champion was out the first weekend…

  • VinBick

    Watching many games at the Rock this year, I saw how strong these teams are beating on each other throughout the season. We get to see talented players and capable coaches in the Big East games and take them all for granted. Seven BE conference teams in the Dance is appropriate as the success of the X-men displayed last night.
    Go Butler Bulldogs, tonight!

  • wow. did not see the Xavier game last night. Down 8 with 3:43 to play? I also turned off the national title game last year at the half. lesson learned?

  • Andrew Herbst

    Go Butler tonight. And Xavier tomorrow.

  • Joe Schmoe

    The signing period for 2017 recruits opens 4/12 and closes 5/17… when does Delgado have to decide his fate by? IF I was a 5star point guard, whether or not I was playing with delgado might effect my decision. I think Duval winds up at Duke though.

    • LBP

      Hear Duke is turning up the pressure– Unfortunately I think he will be a Blue Devil also

  • Andrew Herbst

    I read an interview with Duval where he said he’s not sure where he wants to go. I think we’ll have to wait a while

    • Mosleyman

      Interesting interview with Trevon here, which I’m pretty sure is current. https://basketballrecruiting.rivals.com/news/mcdonald-s-all-american-game-five-star-trevon-duval-is-most-wanted

      It’s entirely possible I’m watching this with my heart instead of my objective head, but it seems to me that we have a shot. April or early May for a decision and a lot depends on what players leave for the NBA. He sounds like a really thoughtful kid. His approach to a decision strategy seems very well thought out.

      • Andrew Herbst

        I think so too. He seems intrigued by getting to play at The Garden. Hopefully his friendship with Powell with help factor in decision.

      • PadrePirate

        When do the kids who are going for the draft “without agent” have to decide? That will probably be a determining factor for Duval. Can’t see him coming here if Angel leaves.

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  • Andrew Herbst

    I don’t see Angel getting drafted. I think he’ll be back next year