Thomas Bryant to enter NBA draft, will not hire an agent

  • 04/11/2017 4:32 pm in

Indiana sophomore forward Thomas Bryant will enter his name into the 2017 NBA draft, but will not hire an agent, Inside the Hall has confirmed.

Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com first reported the news on Tuesday afternoon.

Bryant averaged 12.6 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.5 assists last season for the Hoosiers in 28.1 minutes per game.

The 6-foot-10 forward is ranked No. 44 in the latest rankings by DraftExpress.com, No. 57 by ESPN.com and No. 84 by NBADraft.net.

Sophomore OG Anunoby has already entered the draft and will hire an agent while junior James Blackmon Jr. is entering the draft without an agent.

The deadline to enter the draft is Sunday, April 23 and the deadline to withdraw is May 24. The NBA draft combine will be held May 9-14 in Chicago.

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  • inadvertentelbows_stillhurt

    Please hire an agent..

  • IdahoHoosier

    Would love to have TB back, but can’t blame him for dipping his toes in the water to get some feedback. I imagine another year at IU under the new regime would help TB round out his game. Unfortunately for TB, he is a guy who probably would’ve done better in the draft after his freshman year. NBA loves “potential” more than they appreciate a body of work. Good luck to TB!

  • Burt Macklin

    whyyy

  • Hoosier4life67

    I would have said that about JBJ. JBJ brings Indiana down on defense and brings the rest of the team down with him. Last year he was out and the team played much better defense. This past year he was back and they did not defend very well at all. TB I do hope returns.

  • inadvertentelbows_stillhurt

    Start new with New Coach I’ve been waiting for 2 yrs for TB to dominate..It’s not gonna happen… his arms aren’t gonna get any longer everyone blocks his shots and he has no lift … a no show against better competition.

  • Burt Macklin

    That’s why he needs to use his body better in the post. I think another year developing a legitimate post-up game could really help him.

  • Brad

    If Bryant would go up strong every time and stop falling and stumbling his way towards the rim, his draft stock will go up. He needs to put the muscle back on and stop trying to be a wing player. I don’t think Crean helped him any as he seemed to regress this year. I’m excited to see the improvements the new staff will make with our returning players.

  • Ole Man

    Please go find another team to root for. You’re worse than a Purdue troll.
    You really are.
    That’s a pathetic post and you’re a pathetic fan who hates on everything IU except for TC.

  • Jtime

    Anyone that makes a comment like that just doesn’t understand basketball. TB is clearly one of the best players on this team. Why would you want the good players on this team to leave? Hopefully it’s just a snide comment made in hopes of getting a reaction. Otherwise, educate yourself or pick another sport. Or school.

  • inadvertentelbows_stillhurt

    Truth hurts…thin the herd ..can’t be great with TB he wasn’t better then any starting big in this yr elite 8 even Xavier.. Gotta get way better 4s and 5s to make a run at a title ..stop falling in love with average and barely above OLE MAN. #NoMoreSweet16s

  • inadvertentelbows_stillhurt

    Being the most talented on a NIT team is like being the worlds tallest midget,,,,at the end of the day it’s nothing.. no banners for being kinda good player

  • inadvertentelbows_stillhurt

    I’m a fan of “team” results … need better players for that…If all players played up to expectations during regular season IU still didn’t have enough to win the title. Gotta get more talent period!!!!!!!

  • aHoopandaPrayer

    Talent is there. He needs more weight and more post work.

  • Ole Man

    Truth?
    Nothing you posted is more than your BS opinion.
    You’re worse than a troll.

  • Ole Man

    You need to grow up or leave.
    You are without a doubt the most negative poster on this site.
    You NEVER have a good thing to say about anyone or the team.
    All you do is criticize.
    You are not a Hoosier fan.

  • inadvertentelbows_stillhurt

    I want better players and a championship!!!! so that’s trolling to you…Funny… I just don’t get a warm and fuzzy for Average,,, you and your flunkies preach “We are elite” but ignore that it takes a lot more talent to increase your chances.I guess your hopes and dreams are on some magical NCAA run with a mediocre team.. those odds are super low.

  • rob salway

    Wish I could’ve seen that post before it was deleted. Was it Lore?

  • KelvinSampson87

    This could not have been put better.

  • Ole Man

    It was elbows trashing Bryant.

  • Tamra Zulauf Cowen

    Good Luck to Him But I think he needs to come back and work with Archie! He has so much talent but needs some good coaching! He will soak it up like a sponge! He is a great kid! He and Colin will be great together! Good experience!Hope he come back!
    Love Thomas Bryant
    archi

  • Outoftheloop

    You would hate to think of Thomas struggling in that “no-man’s land” between 40-60. But we know he will work like a hungry lion. He can shoot out to the pro 3-point line. He will never quit! I hope that he returns to Indiana and has a monster year. But if someone promises him a roster spot, it would be hard to pass up! You will always be a Hoosier Thomas! Be sure to please your Momma like Cody with that degree at some point!