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April 7, 2011 at 1:41 PM

Colorado’s Alec Burks undecided about his future

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Colorado star sophomore Alec Burks (right) met with reporters Wednesday in Denver and said he’s unsure if he’s going to return to school or declare for the NBA draft.
He told the Daily Camera that he’s enrolled in summer classes at CU and has set up his fall schedule. He also said he’s intrigued about playing in the Pac-12 next season.
Burks also knows he’s likely a lottery pick if he decides to forgo the final two years of his college eligibility.
NBADraft.net projects he’s the No. 8 pick while DraftExpress.com believes he’s the No. 13 pick.
It would help the new Pac-12 if he returns. Burks was a unanimous All-Big 12 First Team selection who averaged 20.5 points and 6.5 rebounds.
Burks told the Denver Post he expects to make a decision before April 20. Prospects have until April 24 to declare for the draft. Underclassmen who do not hire an agent can return to college before May 8.
Burks said he decides to turn pro then he’s going to hire an agent.
“I feel like if I go in, I’m going in with my whole foot in the door and not a half a foot,” Burks told the Denver Post. “I feel if I have the confidence to make the decision for the NBA, I’ll be all in.”
Photo credit: AP Photo – Mary Altaffer


THURSDAY AFTERNOON LINKS:
— We touched on this weeks ago, but it seems as if the rumor that UW is looking to recruit a former commitment at Oklahoma is picking up steam. That recruit appears to be Richard Peters. The folks at Montlake Madness do a nice job summarizing his potential while linking to stories about the 6-foot-10 Canadian. Peters says he’s aiming to enroll in a school this fall, but several recruiting services list him as a 2012 recruit.
—- Good first day for Matthew Bryan-Amaning at the Portsmouth Invitational. The Washington senior forward scored a game-high 16 rebounds and collected eight rebounds. However, his squad lost 78-74. It appears as if Bryan-Amaning raised his draft stock after just one game.
— Former Rainier Beach High standout Aaron Dotson asked for and was granted his release by LSU. In a statement released by the school, the sophomore swingman said he wants to return to Seattle to be close to his mother who was diagnosed with breast cancer last year.
“I had a great experience at LSU the past two years and thank Coach (Trent) Johnson for the opportunity to play at LSU,” Dotson said in the statement. “But with my mother’s situation at this time, I feel it is best for me to get closer to home. I wish nothing but the best for LSU.”
— Interesting story that touches on the trend at UCLA in which many players leave early for the NBA. The piece insinuates coach Ben Howland is the cause of the problem, but doesn’t delve fully into the topic.
— The Tucson Citizen writes Arizona will remain a Pac-12 title contender if star sophomore forward Derrick Williams declares for the NBA.
— If Williams turns pro, he’ll contend with Duke freshman Kyrie Irving for the No. 1 draft spot. Irving decided to forgo three years of college eligibility and make the one-and-done leap to the NBA.
— New Utah coach Larry Krystkowwiak may poach Andy Hill away from Montana and add the Grizzlies assistant to his staff.

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