Posted April 22nd, 2008 by Brian
Filed under: Basketball, Draft

In very surprising news, Texas junior guard [tag]AJ Abrams[/tag] has reportedly declared for the NBA Draft. is reporting that multiple sources have indicated to them that Abrams will workout for NBA teams but not hire an agent, hoping to get a better feel on what exactly his draft prospects are. Since he’s not hiring an agent, Abrams can pull his name out of the draft at any time and return to Texas with no issue. Thanks to a new(?) rule NBA teams can now pay for travel for workouts so there’s no risk for AJ, but I also don’t see the reward in it for him. I don’t believe there’s much chance a team would use a draft pick on a 5-foot-10 shooting guard.

I just put up a poll a few minutes ago about whether incoming frosh J’Covan Brown or Abrams should start next year, it now looks like Rick Barnes might not have to make that decision. Hopefully he decides to stay in school for his senior season, but if not best of luck to AJ at the next level.


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  1. reply to  #1

    Hook'em Horns

    That is probably one of his worst decisions! And I voted for him in that poll you set up.

  2. reply to  #2


    It’s only a mistake if he stays in the draft and can’t come back to school. Not too many negatives to just testing the waters.

  3. reply to  #3


    Can’t blame him for checking the job market.

  4. reply to  #4


    AJ is a good player but lacks on defense, which was evident in the Memphis game. His three point shot in the league will not be effective when you have 6’8 jumping to block the shot. Antoher downside to his game is that he has not even played the point in like two seasons. At McNeil he was a great point guard but at Texas he as seen limited time at the one. This draft class is one of the strongest we have seen in many years, A.J. should sit this one out and make a run at the league in next years draft.

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