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

  • 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!

  • Marklemore84

    Did Rothstein start working for CNN?

    • LBP

      Maybe for Fox with Napolitano firing?

  • 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.