While the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Xavier Musketeers seasons ended earlier than they anticipated, two of their star players have elected to test their chances at possibly getting selected in the 2016 NBA Draft.
Fighting Irish point guard Demetrius Jackson and Musketeers forward Jalen Reynolds have both declared for the draft. Jackson has hired an agent and he is no longer eligible to re-enter college but Reynolds has not hired representation and if things don’t work out, he can return to school.
Following courtesy of Notre Dame Men’s basketball official twitter account.
A message from All-ACC honoree, NCAA All-Region Team selection & captain Demetrius Jackson: pic.twitter.com/MfepBIPU7x
— Notre Dame MBB (@NDmbb) March 30, 2016
And Jeff Goodman of ESPN confirmed both Demertirus Jackson and Jalen Reynolds decisions to enter their names in the draft.
Notre Dame's Demetrius Jackson will declare for the NBA Draft and sign with an agent.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 30, 2016
Xavier redshirt junior Jalen Reynolds will declare for the NBA Draft without an agent, sources told ESPN.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 29, 2016
According to NBADraft.net, Jackson is projected to go in the early second round but Reynolds is not a top 100 prospect despite his dominating size and tenacious ability in the post.
Hopefully Jackson gets selected into the NBA but for Reynolds, one more season might be the right thing for him to do.