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BC: Robinson, Bowman Declare for 2018 NBA Draft

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — BC’s Jerome Robinson and Ky Bowman will each enter their names in the 2018 NBA Draft, but will not sign with an agent to preserve their respective college eligibility.

Robinson is coming off an outstanding 2017-18 season, finishing the regular season as the scoring leader in the Atlantic Coast Conference – overall (20.7 ppg) and in conference games only (24.3 ppg).  The 6-6 junior was an Associated Press All-America selection and is one of five finalists for the Jerry West Award – presented to the nation’s top shooting guard.  Robinson was the runner-up for ACC Player of the Year and a First Team All-ACC selection.

“After consulting with my family and coaches, I have decided to declare for the 2018 NBA Draft,” Robinson said.  “I will not hire an agent, as to maintain my collegiate eligibility.  I am thankful for my experience at BC and this opportunity and I look forward for what is to come.”

Bowman earned All-ACC honorable mention honors after finishing the season as the only player in the country to average at least 17.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 4.7 assists per game.  The sophomore point guard finished the 2017-18 season ranked fifth in the ACC in scoring, 11th in rebounding, and eighth in assists.

“After some heart to heart consultation with my family and coaches, I have decided to declare for the 2018 NBA Draft,” said Bowman.  “I am excited to see what the possibilities are for the next stage of my career, but  remain committed to Boston College, therefore, I will not hire an agent, as to maintain my NCAA eligibility.”

Student-athletes with eligibility remaining can enter the NBA Draft each year during their respective collegiate enrollment without jeopardizing eligibility in that sport provided:

(a) The student-athlete requests that his name be removed from the draft list and declares his intent to resume intercollegiate participation not later than 10 days after the conclusion of the professional league’s draft combine. If the professional league does not conduct a draft combine, the student-athlete must request that his name be removed from the draft list not later than the end of the day before the first day of the spring National Letter of Intent signing period for the applicable year;
(b) The student-athletes declaration of intent is submitted in writing to the institution’s director of athletics, and
(c) The student-athlete is not drafted.
(NCAA 12.2.4.2.1 — Basketball – Four-Year College Student-Athlete)

Key 2018 NBA Draft Dates and Deadlines
April 22 – NBA Early Entry Eligibility deadline (11:59 p.m. ET)
May 16-20 – NBA Draft Combine – Chicago, Ill.
May 30 – 10-day Deadline for Withdrawal following NBA Combine (5 p.m. ET)
June 21 – 2018 NBA Draft

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