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Report: Joel Embiid Declaring for NBA Draft Today

by Phillip Jackson | Posted on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
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A couple of weeks ago a report leaked that Kansas center Joel Embiid was going to declare for the NBA Draft and that the decision had already been made. Embiid subsequently denied that he had already made a decision, but given the injuries he had suffered during his only college season it just made sense for him to leave now.

According to Zagsbog via Probasketalltalk, he is doing just that.

Joel Embiid will announce his plans to enter the NBA Draft during a press conference with Kansas coach Bill Self on Wednesday at 2 p.m central time, multiple sources told

Big men with back issues this early frighten me greatly, but Embiid’s potential can’t be ignored. He should be in the mix for being the no. 1 overall pick come draft day.

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