NBA Draft early entries: April 13 update

Thabeet spent the weekend in Miami chillin' with Ludacris - Ahh, the joys of Twitter

Thabeet spent the weekend in Miami chillin' with Ludacris - Ahh, the joys of Twitter

Hasheem Thabeet may be livin’ like an NBA player, but he is still a student athlete – for the moment at least.

Using his Twitter account over the weekend, Thabeet said he hung out with Ludacris and went to dinner at an expensive restaurant.

I can’t confirm that.  But I can confirm he attended Sunday’s Heat-Knicks game, and said he plans to talk with coach Jim Calhoun this week about his future.

Thabeet seems headed for the NBA, but is apparently still enrolled in UConn and has until April 26 to declare for the 2009 draft.

Sean Taggart declares

Memphis junior F/C Sean Taggart has declared for the NBA draft but won’t hire an agent.  Good move Sean.

Taggart, a highly regarded recruit who began his career at Iowa State, averaged 10.4 ppg and 7.6 rpg last season.  He is not rated by any major draft websites, but has good size and scoring ability.

He needs to improve his jumper and gain strength.  A strong senior season would boost his NBA stock, and he figures to be the go-to scorer if he returns to Memphis.

I expect Taggart to stay in school, but it certainly doesn’t hurt to get evaluated.

That’s all for today.  Stay tuned for more updates.

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