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May 8, 2011 at 5:03 PM

Isaiah Thomas tells Lorenzo Romar he’s staying in the draft

After declaring for the NBA draft March 31, Washington junior Isaiah Thomas left the door open that he might return to school when he didn’t hire an agent.
That door slammed shut today when the Husky guard told coach Lorenzo Romar he plans to remain in the draft. The deadline to withdraw from the draft and return to school is today.
“When I spoke with Isaiah, in his mind he felt this is what he was ready to do,” Romar said minutes ago. “He just felt he would show why he’d be worthy of being drafted higher. He has a high level of confidence in what he can get done.”
Here’s a video clip of Thomas after today’s workout.
I talked to five NBA sources who either attended today’s combine or have a first-hand account of what happened. They had mixed reviews on Thomas, but the consensus was two-time Pac-10 first-team choice will be selected in the second round.
Today was the first workout for NBA and there’s still seven weeks until the June 23 draft. Thomas is getting some early attention from Houston, which requested an interview with him.
According to Romar and NBA sources, Thomas still has not hired an agent.

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