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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. umhoops

    Scholarship Chart:


  3. ReegsShannon

    Will go down as a guy with a complicated legacy here. Interested to see how his pro prospects turn out. As Brian Cook as been saying, this feels a bit like a step back 40 footer with his career. Will see if it hits.

  4. CoryR

    Oh well. Considering all the factors, especially the parental one, it’s not a surprise he’s gone. I wish him the best and hope he makes a ton of money. Hopefully we can hit a home run in late recruiting.

  5. umhoops

    I think the fact that Poole played so well in December and pretty much average at best from January onward should be the disappointing part of all of this. If he was able to play at 75% of the level he was playing at in December, Michigan’s season probably includes some hardware or at least a couple more games.

    I still think he probably has the most pro potential of the three U-M players that declared so no harm in trying to chase it.

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