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    Default AJ Lawson Putting Name In NBA Draft

    Pretty surprising. But he has stated that he will not hire an agent at this time.....

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    Hopefully he uses the recent past events as life lessons regarding the NBA: Dozier left early and hired an agent, and he's spending his career in the development league. Silva participated in the combine but did not hire an agent, and worked on his 3-pt shot and expanded on his skill-set, and now has a better chance than he would've had, had he chose to leave last season. I'm hoping AJ will be a Gamecock next season....

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    I don't think it's surprising at all. With them changing the rules about how many times you can declare for the draft, it makes sense to do it. He should use the feedback, come back and improve his game, then do the same thing next year. Keep doing that until you're confident you'll be drafted or are ok with going the UFA route. He could still sign with an agent and come back as long as the relationship is terminated if he decides to come back. I fully expect him to be a Gamecock next year.

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    Honestly any player even on the fringe of being an NBA prospect should do this. They all just have to be careful of whose advice they take.

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    This is fine
    He’ll go the combine and get evaluated
    and while there maybe rub elbows with some of the most talented players in the country and pick up some pointers
    Last edited by SheckWes; 04-17-2019 at 05:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SheckWes View Post
    This is fine
    He’ll go the combine and get evaluated
    and while they’re maybe rub elbows with some of the most talented players in the country and pick up some pointers
    Yep. It will make us a better team next season.

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    Default Re: AJ Lawson Putting Name In NBA Draft

    He'll be back. Big mistake if he goes pro this year

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    Quote Originally Posted by ConwayGamecock View Post
    Pretty surprising. But he has stated that he will not hire an agent at this time.....
    No surprise to me at all. In fact Frank encourages his better players to do this, expose themselves to the pro experts and find out parts of the game they need to work on. I fully expect AJ to be back next season.

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    He will get good feedback on what he needs to do to make himself NBA ready, kind of like Chris did last year. I'm sure everyone noticed how Chris expanded his range this season.

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    I would call it expected and smart. I also expect he'll be back for one more year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamerooster View Post
    I would call it expected and smart. I also expect he'll be back for one more year.
    Definitely a smart move by AJ just as it was for Silva last year. This will make him an even better player for us.

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    Default Re: AJ Lawson Putting Name In NBA Draft

    With the deadline coming shortly, any news on AJ returning or going?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamecock Rob View Post
    With the deadline coming shortly, any news on AJ returning or going?
    Nothing official! But based on feedback I can't imagine he stays in. He doesn't seem like The type seeking G-League glory!

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    Default Re: AJ Lawson Putting Name In NBA Draft

    When is the deadline?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingofnerf View Post
    When is the deadline?
    Tomorrow at midnight!

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    Don’t see him in any mock drafts.
    i expect him to come back

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    Default Re: AJ Lawson Putting Name In NBA Draft

    AJ Lawson makes it official! He is coming back to USC next season!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmonRa777 View Post
    AJ Lawson makes it official! He is coming back to USC next season!
    Great news. This is what I was expecting. I think we will lose him after next season.

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