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Jordan Poole to remain in NBA Draft

Michigan sophomore Jordan Poole announced that he will remain in the NBA Draft.

All signs had pointed toward Poole remaining in the NBA Draft — including the fact that he was selling “shout out” videos online — but now Poole made it official.

Poole averaged 12.8 points, 3 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game as a sophomore. He’s projected by most outlets as a second-round pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. He joins Charles Matthews as the second Michigan player to officially stay in the 2019 NBA Draft.

Ignas Brazdeikis is the only Wolverine who is still testing the waters. Brazdeikis has until May 29th — 10 days after the NBA Draft combine — to make a decision whether to remain in the NBA Draft or return to Michigan.

Here’s an updated look at Michigan’s scholarship situation and here’s a breakdown of the top candidates to fill open scholarships on next year’s roster.

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  1. kturnup

    I remember at some point we all said if Poole leaves this year it probably means we went on a big run in the tournament… oh well.

    JP was my favorite player to watch this year but I will miss him and selfishly as a fan I wish we got to see that breakout. Go make $$$, JP.

  2. LeVertAlert

    We will always have the shot

    Wishing him the best as he begins his professional career

  3. Kenny

    i have zero ill feelings, Poole is a great kid and his decision is well justified. i will always root for him.

  4. umhoops

    A bit more too it, but I’m not sure Anthony Poole’s quotes are necessarily grounded in reality.

  5. ReegsShannon

    As suspected, Mr. Poole’s comments show a lot of delusion in that camp. Poole wasn’t in the perfect situation this year next to a point guard who can’t shoot, but he very much had his opportunities. The reason he wasn’t successful had nothing to do with the inability to showcase himself, it’s because he wasn’t able to make proper decisions and knockdown his shots in the opportunities that he had. I also think they are also intepreting the NBA committee feedback as basically a guarantee to be a late first / early second. But from the NBA’s own data, if the plurality of NBA teams describe you as a late second round pick in the feedback, there is very little certainty in your position or whether you are drafted.

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