California freshman forward Jaylen Brown, who won the Pac-12 Player of the Year this past season, has announced that he will hold a press conference on Thursday, April 21 at 11:30 a.m. at the Haas Pavilion Club Room to "discuss plans for his future."
http://www.scout.com/college/california/story/1656652-nba-draft-should-b... Sunday is the deadline for underclassmen to declare for the NBA Draft. The press advisory made no mention of fellow freshman Ivan Rabb. Brown and Rabb are the only freshmen projected to be picked in the top 30 who have not yet declared for the NBA Draft.
Players can declare, and still withdraw and return to school -- provided they have not hired an agent -- by May 25, after the NBA Draft Combine, which runs from May 11-15. Between declaring and the withdrawal deadline, players can participate in individual and group workouts with teams, provided those teams pay for transportation to and from the workouts.
One source had said that whatever Rabb and Brown do, they would do together. That appears not to be the case, as in recent weeks, videos taken by strength and conditioning coach Nicodemus Christopher of team activities have featured Rabb, but Brown is nowhere to be seen.
http://www.scout.com/college/california/story/1650325-jaylen-brown-in-a-... Recently, official visitor and now-signee Dontae Coleman said that he had long, drawn-out and in-depth conversations with Rabb about Cal during his visit to Berkeley, but that Brown was not around the team.
A USBWA Freshman All-American and the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, Brown averaged 14.6 points and 5.4 rebounds per game for the Golden Bears this past season. He was also a first-team All-Pac-12 selection.
CBS has Brown at No. 4, as do Hoops Hype, Draft Express and Kevin O'Connor's mock draft on Tankathon. USA TODAY has Brown going at No. 7. NBADraft.net has Brown going at No. 9, behind Rabb at No. 8. Hoops Hype has Brown at No. 9, also right behind Rabb. Kevin O'Connor's mock draft on Tankathon has Brown going No. 6 to New Orleans.
CBS has Rabb projected as the No. 12 overall pick. USA TODAY has him at 13. Hoops Hype has Rabb at No. 8, and he's projected at No. 9 overall by NBADraft.net. Kevin O'Connor's mock draft on Tankathon has him at No. 7.