Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Hibbert, Green to announce draft intentions Wednesday
WASHINGTON -- Jeff Green and Roy Hibbert, who led Georgetown
to its first Final Four since the 1980s, will announce Wednesday
whether they will keep their names in the NBA draft.
The two juniors submitted their names as early entry draft
candidates last month. At the time, Green said there was a
"70-30" chance he would return for his senior season, while
Hibbert said he was "50-50."
Both players had said they would play four years for Georgetown,
and the Hoyas would be one of the preseason favorites to win the
national championship if both return.
However, both could be influenced by mock drafts that have both
projected as possible top 10 picks. They had said that their value
in this year's draft -- as compared to their possible value next
year -- would be a strong factor in whether they turn pro.
Green and Hibbert have until June 18 to withdraw their names if
they haven't signed with an agent. The draft is June 28.