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TCU’s Desmond Bane to test NBA Draft waters

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TCU junior guard Desmond Bane was part of the Frogs' first NIT championship in 2017. He's been to Madison Square Garden, and is excited to return for this year's NIT semifinals.
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TCU junior guard Desmond Bane was part of the Frogs' first NIT championship in 2017. He's been to Madison Square Garden, and is excited to return for this year's NIT semifinals.

TCU guard Desmond Bane is entering his name in the NBA Draft, but is keeping a return to the school for his senior season open.

Bane announced that he will request an evaluation from the NBA Undergraduate Advisory Committee on Tuesday.

“After careful consideration with my coaches and family, we feel that it is in my best interest to enter my name into this year’s NBA Draft,” Bane posted on his Twitter account. “At this point, we are keeping all options open, making sure we get the most accurate information directly from the NBA.”

The deadline to request an evaluation is Thursday. TCU sophomore forward Kouat Noi is another player who could request an evaluation.

For Bane, the 6-foot-5 junior, it makes sense. He is coming off a season in which he averaged 15.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists. Even if he’s not ready for the NBA yet, he’ll hear from professional scouts on where his game must improve going into his final college season.

In related news, TCU freshman Kendric Davis confirmed on his Twitter account that he’d return for his sophomore season.

“I can not thank TCU enough for a great Freshman year,” Davis wrote. “Proved a lot of people wrong. Can’t wait to see what Year 2 brings.”

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