CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. April 22, 2010: A Jamaican national is among the basketball players who have entered the NBA draft this year.
Samardo Samuels, a sophomore and forward at Louisville University, will enter the draft `to test the waters, ` his coach, Rick Pitino was quoted as saying.
`He will not hire an agent and I will orchestrate his NBA visits from my office. I have reviewed the status where Samardo stands at this time and all aspects of the process with his family. I respect his family`s wishes to test the waters and support them 100 percent,` added Pitino.
The 6-foot-9 Samuels helped the Louisville Cardinals to an NCAA tournament bid and was one of two players to start in all 33 of the team`s games. He led the Cardinals in scoring, averaging 15.3 points as well as seven rebounds a game.
Samuelson is a former MacDonald`s All-American number high school player and a Nike top 5 with the likes of Brandon Jennings, Tyreke Evans, Joe Holiday, and Greg Munroe.