Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Carrington to test NBA Draft waters, Delgado still undecided

Khadeen Carrington will enter 2017 NBA Draft, but will not sign with an agent, leaving door open to return to Seton Hall for senior season. (Photo by Corey Sipkin/New York Post)

One year after the transition of Isaiah Whitehead from Seton Hall superstar to NBA rookie, one of his college backcourt partners will now begin the same evolution process.

Khadeen Carrington, the Pirates' leading scorer in a recently concluded 21-win season that ended with a second consecutive NCAA Tournament berth, has decided to enter the 2017 NBA Draft; but will not hire an agent, according to CBS Sports college basketball insider Jon Rothstein, thus enabling him to return to South Orange for his senior season should he so choose. 

Rothstein's report was since confirmed by the New York Post's Zach Braziller, who covers Seton Hall on a regular basis and has known Carrington since his days at Bishop Loughlin High School in Brooklyn.

In addition, Angel Delgado; rumored to be exploring his options at the professional level both in the NBA and overseas, was also cited by Rothstein as having decided to test the waters. However, a later report by Braziller stated Carrington was the lone member of Kevin Willard's team to make a decision in that regard, and that Delgado was presently undecided.

"I haven't made my decision yet," Delgado tweeted late Tuesday evening. "Next week, I am going to have a conversation with my family and my coaches about my decision. We will discuss about what is best for me."

As a junior, Carrington led the Pirates with an average of 17.1 points per game, also leading the team by shooting 38 percent from three-point range. His 41-point game against Creighton on February 15 not only represented the high water mark for a Big East Conference player in a single game this season, it also served as an emphatic bounce back from a near-crippling loss to St. John's, spearheading a resurgent finish that saw Seton Hall win five of its final six regular season contests to play themselves off the bubble and safely into the NCAA Tournament field.

UPDATE: Within seconds of this post's publication, Carrington joined Delgado in retracting any rumor to his entering the draft in a tweet of his own.

"I haven't made a decision yet about entering the NBA Draft and not hiring an agent," he tweeted.

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