Smart, Williams to declare for 2019 NBA Draft
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LSU freshman Javonte Smart and Emmitt Williams declared for the 2019 NBA Draft on Thursday via their Instagram accounts.
Their decisions now make it five LSU players to declare for the draft. The list includes freshmen Naz Reid, Emmitt Williams and Javonte Smart, sophomore Tremont Waters, and junior Skylar Mays.
Even if these five players announce they’re turning pro, it doesn’t mean they will stay in the draft. Under new NBA Draft rules, players are allowed to retain an agent and then terminate them later on if they wish to return to school.
Expect two or three of them to come back to Baton Rouge for next season.