Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell declared that he will be entering the NBA Draft 2015.
What can he bring to the table? Meanwhile, another top point guard will be heading into the NBA, Duke’s Tyus Jones.
ESPN’s Paul Biancardi reported Russell’s declaration to this year’s draft on Wednesday.
“This was a hard decision because I knew I could come back and play with my teammates who I love and to be coached by Coach Thad Matta again would have been awesome, but at the same time I wanted to pursue my dream of playing in the NBA,” Russell told ESPN.com on Wednesday.
“I know what I am capable of and the sky’s the limit with effort.
I know I have a lot to work on.” Jonathan Wasserman discussed his analysis of Russell’s game.
He said, “he is the most skilled player in the country regardless of position.
You get this guy the ball and he can do anything with it.
At 6’5″ he can play both guard position.
He’s got the passing instinct to play point plus the size to play the shooting guard position.” He added, “sometimes, he settles far too much in the perimeter and takes too many jump shots, sometimes, he forces the issue.
But his basketball IQ sets him far from the other prospects.” Adam Lefkoe then asked where he thinks D’Angelo Russell will land and Wasserman believes he will go in the top four.
Meanwhile, another much revered point guard in the college ranks has declared for the draft.
ESPN reported that Tyus Jones will also be joining Russell in the NBA Draft 2015.
“Tyus could not have done a better job for us this past year,” Krzyzewski said.
“We’re so very happy for him and his family to have the opportunity to declare for the draft.” The Duke coach continued, “he’s going to get a lot better, but people have already seen him and know how he handles himself, especially in pressure situations and in the biggest games.
He comes through like a champion! I loved coaching him, and I believe he’ll be an outstanding professional.
At this time, I think is so appropriate for him to take advantage of this opportunity.”