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EDIT: Bruno & Huerter declare, won't sign Agents


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#1 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 04:26 PM

IMS: Bruno declares, won't sign Agent

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#2 Mackus

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 04:55 PM

Expected. Hope he comes back but I don't think we see it. He's gonna destroy the workouts and combine type things.

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 04:55 PM

Frankly, him not hiring an agent should be considered good news.

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 05:36 PM


Frankly, him not hiring an agent should be considered good news.

Thats exactly how I look at it. Declaring was expected

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 07:41 AM

MD apparently has some confidence he will return. He's still taking classes.

Latest SI NBA Mock has him going 25th though.



#6 Mackus

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 12:47 PM

MD apparently has some confidence he will return. He's still taking classes.

Latest SI NBA Mock has him going 25th though.

 

Doesn't everyone who declares but doesn't sign with an agent still takes classes?  At least if they are at all conflicted about staying/going.  If they didn't, they'd fail all their classes (or not earn enough credits if they drop the classes) and be ineligible for the Fall semester.  I don't think you can regain eligibility through summer courses, but maybe that's wrong.



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Posted 19 April 2018 - 12:51 PM

Doesn't everyone who declares but doesn't sign with an agent still takes classes?  At least if they are at all conflicted about staying/going.  If they didn't, they'd fail all their classes (or not earn enough credits if they drop the classes) and be ineligible for the Fall semester.  I don't think you can regain eligibility through summer courses, but maybe that's wrong.

 


Yeah, that is correct.    Guess what I was trying to convey is that they feel he's still engaged with the University.  But that speaks to the conflict.

Definitely a disadvantage for players who don't sign with an Agent, and go practice / train all day / everyday vs. someone like Bruno with one toe in. 

Would think that might show up in the individual workouts.

 

Of course his physical skills will stand out.  

 

One question I've heard is wondering what he will measure at.  Maybe more 6'8 vs. 6'10.



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Posted 19 April 2018 - 12:53 PM

Source said that Huerter would be a 1st rounder if he came out. Knows teams in the back of the first who have said they'd take him.
 



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Posted 20 April 2018 - 12:46 PM

Testudo Times: Huerter declares, won't sign Agent
https://www.testudot...t-stats-combine



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Posted 20 April 2018 - 12:47 PM

Well ok then

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 01:05 PM

As he should. A college player can now declare for the draft three times. Every sophomore should declare as there's no negative to doing so - he'll get some feedback on what he needs to do to improve his game and then return to College Park for his junior season.



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Posted 20 April 2018 - 01:18 PM

I expect him back, but am a little nervous he'll jump.  He's got some skills that should translate, though I think he would greatly benefit by more time in college and improving his handle.  NBA defenders will take the ball away from him at will.



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Posted 20 April 2018 - 01:22 PM

My understanding is he wants to return, so that helps.

Don't think teams have looked at him much... I think when they do, his overall stock will rise, and he'll have more of a decision.

 

We'll see.

 

 

Like Fernando, when you don't sign with an Agent... at a disadvantage in the 1x1 workouts vs. guys who are practicing / training all day.



#14 Mike B

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 02:19 PM

Huerter is not ready for the NBA, but that does not seem matter any longer.

 

I think he comes back and it does not hurt to test the waters.


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Posted 06 May 2018 - 08:29 PM

Conflicting reports about if Bruno has signed with an Agent.  The Maryland beats saying untrue.



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Posted 09 May 2018 - 02:55 PM

Testudo Times: NBADraft.net has Bruno Fernando as the No. 2 prospect in 2019
https://www.testudot...t-combine-stock

 

 

Leave now, and be a late 1st rounder.... stay, and possible high lottery in a year?



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Posted 09 May 2018 - 02:57 PM

Testudo Times: NBADraft.net has Bruno Fernando as the No. 2 prospect in 2019
https://www.testudot...t-combine-stock

 

 

Leave now, and be a late 1st rounder.... stay, and possible high lottery in a year?

 

To me that is an easy decision, 2019 please.  The difference in money is staggering and if he returns the Terps should be pretty damn good, which will give him even more exposure.



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Posted 09 May 2018 - 03:13 PM

To me that is an easy decision, 2019 please.  The difference in money is staggering and if he returns the Terps should be pretty damn good, which will give him even more exposure.

Agreed,  but common sense and a 19 year old are rarely companions


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Posted 10 May 2018 - 06:53 AM

Testudo Times: NBADraft.net has Bruno Fernando as the No. 2 prospect in 2019
https://www.testudot...t-combine-stock

 

 

Leave now, and be a late 1st rounder.... stay, and possible high lottery in a year?

 

If he's a 1st round pick, he should leave.  If he's a 2nd, he should come back to school.  That's without considering what he actually really wants to do.  If he wants to come back, he should come back even if he's a late 1st.  If he wants to leave and be a pro, he should leave and be a pro even if he's a 2nd or later.

 

The upside of the additional money if he's a high 1st round pick isn't worth the risk of something bad happening or even just his stock not rising all that much.  Even though the school will buy him an insurance policy for major injury, if he has a bad year or deals with several minor injuries and lowers his stock, the money could never be there.  Plus if he goes now, and he has NBA success, he gets to free agency and a really big payday one year sooner.

 

I hope he returns, but you cannot criticize anyone who gets into the first round as having made a bad decision.  2nd round without any guarantees and then maybe you can. 



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Posted 10 May 2018 - 07:00 AM

I generally agree there Mackus.... but the evaluation has to be am I a 1st round lock, or am I a possible 1st rounder?

This is a pretty deep class, so who knows?

I guess now that he's beginning his individual team workouts, his understanding will only increase.






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