Afflalo to Announce Today

The junior All-American guard, Arron Afflalo, will announce in a press conference at UCLA today whether he'll enter the NBA draft. Bruin Report Online has learned from sources close to the situation what that announcement will be...

According to sources close to the situation, Arron Afflalo will announce today he is foregoing his senior season and putting his name in the NBA draft at a press conference.

The All-American guard has until April 29th to decide whether he'll put his name into this year's NBA draft.

It's thought that Afflalo, despite the fact that he might not be drafted in the first round, has his heart set on going to the NBA.

As Head Coach Ben Howland said at his press conference Monday, Afflalo and his father will meet with Howland this week and discuss the situation. It's believed that Afflalo should announce his intentions soon after his meeting with Howland, and many feel the meeting is just a formality in informing the coach of Afflalo's intention to go pro.

Afflalo put his name into the draft last year, but didn't hire an agent and then rescinded it, which allowed him to return to UCLA. The NBA allows college players to do that just one time. When you use that option, you can work out with NBA teams and get their first-hand feedback on your draft status. Afflalo won't benefit from that this year.

If Afflalo does put his name into the draft and isn't drafted, he could still return to UCLA, as long as he doesn't hire an agent.

It's known that Afflalo has been doing research into agents.

Again, this is what BRO has learned about how Afflalo currently feels about entering the draft. Of course, the situation could change by April 29th.


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