Konate To Test NBA Waters, Will Not Hire Agent

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    Konate To Test NBA Waters, Will Not Hire Agent MORGANTOWN — Sagaba Konate, who figured to be the centerpiece of Bob Huggins’ 2018-19 West Virginia bas
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    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (April 3, 2018) – West Virginia sophomore forward Sagaba Konate will submit the paperwork to go through the NBA Draft process, but he will not hire an agent.

    “Sags will go through the NBA Draft procedures in a systematic and professional manner by exploring the situation and leaving open his option to return,” coach Bob Huggins said.

    Konate started 36 games this past season, averaging 10.8 points, 7.6 rebounds and finished the season with 116 blocks.

    #57020

    I would anticipate this following a similar path to Jevon Carter’s of a year ago.

    #57021

    That was JC’s JR year coming back for his SR year.
    Sags SO year testing the waters and getting info so he can work his way into a draft pick after his JR year and forego his SR year?

    We need Sags for his SR year.

    #57022

    This does not surprise me nor alarm me.

    He has Had a good year but can improve once he knows how the pros view him.

    #57024

    I think he comes back for his junior year but if continues to improve his offensive game he will go after next year.

    #57061

    Sags is a quick study. Evidence shown that he’s only played BB for a few years and he’s an NBA prospect already as a SO. This kid has a very high ceiling. Had he played from grade school on and had coaching all along he may have been a one and done. But still, I hope we can keep him for 4 years.

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    That was JC’s JR year coming back for his SR year.
    Sags SO year testing the waters and getting info so he can work his way into a draft pick after his JR year and forego his SR year?

    We need Sags for his SR year.

    I was talking about the process of JC last year, not the soph-junior-senior thing. Should have been more clear on that. Think he will be back for his junior year, and that’s based on several conversations with those close to the situation.

    Now, your point about it being a year advanced deserves thought too. I don’t believe it’s an automatic that just because he went through the process this year that he automatically leaves next year. The NBA may tell him things to improve on that he can’t achieve in just one season.

    But, there are a lot of things working toward a potential departure after next year. He’s a big man, which are far more valued than guards. He can defend. He’s mobile. He’s passionate about working hard. If he improves his offensive game half as much this coming year as he did last year (say, extends his range a couple of feet and adds another post move and counter to his repertoire) then I think he’s very draftable in 2019. SO after next year, yes, it’s a concern. But barring something unforeseen, think he’s back for his junior season.

    Agreed that for selfish reasons I hope he stays at WVU for four years.

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