Bryant, Williams not ready to discuss futures #iubb

PHILADELPHIA — In the immediate wake of Indiana’s season finale, Thomas Bryant and Troy Williams were not ready to decide their next steps.

Both Bryant and Williams told reporters Friday that it was too soon to think about whether or not they planned to return to school next season. Under a new NCAA rule, they’ll have a better opportunity to weigh their NBA potential.

College players are now allowed to declare for the NBA Draft multiple times and participate in the draft combine and one NBA team tryout per year. Players will be allowed up to 10 days to withdraw from the draft after the combine and return to school if evaluations are not to their liking.

“I haven’t made a decision yet,” Bryant said. “It’s really hard to make a decision now with this going on, this loss. I just want to be here for the seniors because they gave it their all this year. I just want to try and focus on them for a few days.”

Players will have time to reach a decision. The combine runs from May 10-15 in Chicago, so those who participate will have until May 25 to determine whether they’ll return to school.

Senior Yogi Ferrell (late second round) is the only IU player currently projected to be drafted, according to draftexpress.com.

Williams made it clear Friday that he wasn’t ready to have that discussion.

“I just don’t know yet,” he said.

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