- Posted by Ken D.
As we all talk about AJ, the signing period runs to May 16th...but the NBA cut date is April 29th...so I guess, unless something drastically changes, we won't know anything about CJL and AJ until 4/29...the suspense is getting to me...lol...the way I see it, his chances of going to Kent is as good as going to NC State...or Duke...Ohio St still could get him...but what scares me is, he could end up at Villinova...although Nova is losing a couple of starters, it is close to home for AJ...us State fans would love for him to come here, and I think his playing time just went up with Painter leaving...we were the last official visit he made and he has not visited Duke... - Posted by inrlgh
Yep. Hard as it is to wait, there's no compelling reason for either CJ or AJ to make up their minds before 4/29. Normally, we can stand to wait 16 more days, but there's nothing else going on!
What a crummy time of year if you're not a hockey fan.
It's been said that it wouldn't matter if Calvin announced he was coming back, because he could still throw his name in the NBA hat before April 29th. While that is technically
true, if he was going to announce his return just to appease everyone while continuing to mull over this decision, he could have already done that by now and saved himself some hassle.
That tells me he is not going to announce anything (either way) until his decision is final, and I respect him for that.
Also, at this point, there are no more names coming out of the aforementioned NBA hat. There are only more names going into it. So if he is on the bubble for jumping now, it is only going to become more difficult for him to make the jump as time goes by. That Drummond from UConn just entered the draft. He's a likely top-5 pick. That only pushed Calvin down another notch toward the second round. As more names enter, he is only getting pushed down at worst, or holding his same position at best. Realistically, he's not going to climb in the draft projections.
So I like our chances at getting him back for another year.