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By Bryan Armen Graham
Bryan is a basketball editor for CSTV.com and contributes on a regular weekly basis.
Monday marks the deadline for early entrants who haven't signed with an agent to withdraw from the NBA draft player pool. Here's a look at seven players whose decisions remain up in the air as decision day approaches.
Jeff Green, Georgetown
"Things could change."
Shortly after Green uttered those three words to a gaggle of reporters after undergoing a physical at the NBA pre-draft camp two weeks ago,
Green, who is considered one of the best defenders among the available players, has said something would have to go wrong in his individual workouts to return for his senior year. But the possibility of another season with the reigning Big East Player of the Year has fans of the Hoyas abuzz.
Forecast: Should Green come back, the Hoyas would return their top 11 contributors from this season's Final Four squad while adding Top 20 recruits Chris Wright and Austin Freeman into the fold. That's a tempting scenario for the 6-foot-10 native of
Spencer Hawes, Washington
This one seems easy on the surface for the mild-mannered pivotman who models his game after Tim Duncan. The son of 10-year NBA veteran Steve Hawes possesses a developed post game and an instinctive ability to pass out of a double team. Most projections have slated the 7-foot, 230-pound center to be selected as high as No. 6 overall. At a mere 19-years-old, Hawes has a stratospheric upside that lottery teams seldom pass up.
Forecast: Hawes seems earnest about the possibility of his return and doesn't seem to be in any hurry to get to the league. The Seattle Prep product told reporters at the NBA pre-draft camp his concerns about his weight, acknowledging the physical challenges the next level will offer. Another year in the Pac-10 would serve him well -- but, like Green, surefire lottery picks seldom go back to school.
This one could go either way. Young has participated in workouts with Philadelphia, Chicago, New York and Charlotte and has been projected as a first-round pick -- but there's no question that the 6-foot-8, 217-pound forward could afford one more season of cutting his teeth against ACC competition.
A former McDonald's All-American, Young averaged 14.4 points (on 48 percent shooting) and 4.9 rebounds as a freshman.
Forecast: Classmate Javaris Crittenton's decision to leave the Yellow Jackets probably hurt the team's chances of retaining Young for a sophomore season. The
As a member of the Thad Five, Cook enjoyed a promising start before fading to the background after Greg Oden's return from injury in early December. The 6-foot-5, 210-pound swingman averaged 9.8 points as a reserve.
His scoring ability is NBA-ready but other aspects of his game -- such as passing and defense -- could use some improvement.
Forecast: While Cook's performance as a first-year player doesn't exactly scream NBA, his potential would prove too much for franchises to overlook. The
Sean Singletary, Virginia
Few teams have as much riding on a single player's decision Monday as the Cavaliers. Singletary would enter his senior season as a leading candidate for ACC Player of the Year -- but his departure could mean a bleak winter for the
Singletary has declined interview requests in recent weeks but Virginia coach Dave Leitao told the Richmond Times-Dispatch on Wednesday that the Philly native is still waffling over the decision to stay or go.
Forecast: Most pundits have projected the rough-and-tumble point guard toward the back end of the second round. Not many players have more to gain in returning for their senior seasons -- since Singletary could conceivably play his way into the top half of the first round -- so look for the high-scoring slasher to come back.
Carroll paced the WAC in scoring this past season in averaging 21.3 points but his modest 6-foot-2, 175-pound frame raises questions about his ability to compete in the NBA at the two. Several teams have showed interest in the
Forecast: Carroll has stated his intentions to come back for his senior season if a first-round pick is not guaranteed. Look for the
Marcellus Kemp and Ramon Sessions, Nevada
Is there a bigger victim of his own success than
Both Kemp and Sessions rose to national prominence over the past three years as supporting players in the Nick Fazekas show. After participating in the pre-draft camp, Sessions has worked out for
Fox told the Reno Gazette-Journal that neither player is expected to make his final decision until the weekend.
Forecast: It might not be apparent to the casual East Coast basketball fan but there's more to
Of the 23 players on the Cavaliers and Spurs who have logged minutes in this year's NBA Finals, just one participated in a Final Four. Name him.
Last October, Andrew Brackman confirmed the worst fears of North Carolina State supporters when the 6-foot-10 junior announced his intent to sit out basketball season to focus on his baseball career. The
That choice paid off Thursday when the New York Yankees selected the 21-year-old with the No. 30 pick of the first round in the MLB first-year player draft. Most pundits had tabbed Brackman even higher -- among the first 10 overall selections -- but the right-hander's stock slipped when inflammation in his right elbow cut his season short.
Brackman finished his junior season with a 6-4 mark and a 3.81 earned-run average but didn't pitch after May 12 as a result of his elbow problems.
Circle The Date
The most intriguing of the four contests which comprise the inaugural Big East-SEC Challenge has the nation's best special-preparation team traveling to the deep South for a tangle with the Tide. With or without Jeff Green, the Hoyas are expected to make a run at a second consecutive Final Four appearance with an embarrassment of riches between returning players and top-flight incoming freshmen.
· Saint Louis coach Rick Majerus has fans of the Billikens dreaming big. Just weeks after getting a verbal from 6-foot-11 center Brett Thompson, the former Utah coach got another commitment from Willie Reed, a 6-foot-10 power forward from outside