Isaiah Whitehead will decide NBA future by Thursday

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Seton Hall’s Isaiah Whitehead will decide to remain in the 2016 NBA Draft or return to South Orange for his junior season by Thursday, May 19th.

Whitehead just wrapped up a solid but not outstanding performance at the Draft Combine in which he played the best during his first scrimmage (13 pts, 5 ast, 0 TO) on Thursday afternoon, attracting some attention along the way.

Isaiah had just 3 points on 1-8 shooting with four assists on Saturday while also posting some agility statsΒ that don’t exactly turn any heads.

As of a few days ago, Whitehead was set to work out for both the Celtics and Bulls after the 19th, so it’s unclear what his schedule will look like this week outside of a workout with the Sixers on Monday and potentially the Pacers on Wednesday.

The meaning of workouts falling beyond his decision date can mean anything from those teams aren’t considering drafting him in the first round to Whitehead having likely made up his mind that he’s staying in the Draft.

The deadline for underclassmen to withdraw their names is May 25th.

DraftExpress now has him as projected to be picked late in the second round while NBADraft.net still does not have him on their mock board. Isaiah has come out and said that he’s 100-percent gone if he’s sure he’ll be picked in the first round.

The Sixers have 24th and 26th picks while the Pacers choose 20th and 50th.