Cory Joseph is staying in the NBA Draft, according to the Austin American-Statesman. Joseph, a freshman guard who averaged 10.4 points per game this year for the Longhorns, is not currently projected to be a first-round draft pick.
In fact, earlier this week ESPN basketball analyst Fran Fraschilla tweeted this:
“Hurts me to say this but Texas’ Corey (sic) Joseph could be on D-League All-Rookie team next year.”
But with a weak draft pool — several marquee players have elected to stay in school — and a strong showing this weekend at a NBA feature camp hosted by the New Jersey Nets, Joseph could move up some draft boards if he continues to impress.
Joseph becomes the most recent Longhorn to officially declare for the NBA draft, following Tristan Thompson and Jordan Hamilton.