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Peegs sources: Thomas Bryant to declare for NBA draft

Indiana sophomore center Thomas Bryant will declare for the NBA draft but will not hire an agent, sources tells Peegs.com.

Indiana sophomore center Thomas Bryant will declare for the NBA draft but will not hire an agent, sources tells peegs.com.

The 6-foot-10 center has started all 69 of the games he has played at Indiana.

He is graded as a lower first round or early to mid second round pick at this point by NBA scouts who have talked with peegs.com.

Players who do not hire an agent have until May 24 to decide whether to stay in the draft or return to college to preserve their college eligibility.

Players in that situation are allowed to work out for NBA teams and attend the NBA Combine, if invited.

A McDonald’s All-American from Huntington (W. Va.) Prep, the New York native was a two-year starter at Indiana.

As a sophomore, Bryant averaged 12.6 points, 6.6 rebounds and shot 38.3 percent from the arc (23-for-60) and 52 percent (148-for-285) overall.

As a frshman, Bryant averaged 11.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and shot 33 percent (5-for-15) from the arc and 68 percent (157-for-230) overall.

At this point, sources tell Peegs.com that IU sophomore forward OG Anunoby will hire an agent and be in the 2017 NBA draft, as has been widely known in NBA circles for some time, and IU junior guard James Blackmon Jr. will declare, but his plans regarding an agent are unknown at this point.

(SEE ALSO: NBA Scout's take: OG Anunoby)


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