The dream of many college basketball players is to become a professional basketball player. Most will wait until after they graduate from college before deciding to join the NBA. However, this is not the case for Trey Young and Mohamed Bamba. Both players have recently made their own announcement that they would enter the NBA draft in June.
This year, the NBA Draft will take place on June 21, 2018 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. This is when several basketball hopefuls will try to get picked up by an NBA team.
As the end of March Madness approaches, this is when college basketball prospects make their decisions to join the NBA draft or not. In most cases, most first-round picks will declare for the draft.
After only one season with the University of Texas, Mohamed Bamba has decided to enter the NBA draft. The 6’11” freshman from Harlem, NY said in a statement that he does not intend to return to school next semester.
"After an incredibly rewarding year at the University of Texas, I will not be returning to school as I will be entering the NBA draft," Said Bamba.
According to most sports betting software providers, Bamba is one of the top freshman basketball players this season and considered one of the top-5 NBA picks. He has earned several postseason awards such as the Second-Team All-Big 12 and the Big 12 Newcomer awards. He currently averages 12.9 points per game with a 10.5 rebounds and 3.7 blocks average.
Trey Young has been preparing his whole life to join the NBA and this is why he has decided to join the NBA draft. After one season with Oklahoma, he is ready to make his move into the world of professional basketball. The 19 year old point guard stands at 6’2” made his announcement today that he plans on entering the NBA draft in this June.
This comes as no surprise to many as he has led the nation in both points per game(27.4) and assists per game (8/7).
"I've been preparing most of my life to join the NBA, and that time has come for me now: After an unforgettable year at the University of Oklahoma, I will enter the June NBA draft and fully immerse myself in the pursuit of a pro basketball career," said Young.
Here at BetSportsOnline.net we can't wait to see how this will affect the basketball betting next season if they both make the NBA!