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Avery Johnson and his teammates react to Braxton Key's NBA decision
Avery Johnson or his teammates were not surprised about the Monday news of Braxton Key's NBA decision.
Johnson said,the idea to leave early for the draft without hiring an agent was first addressed three weeks ago, it's a matter of getting workouts with pro teams as he sorts through the next crossroad: Stay in the draft or return for a sophomore season.
By all indications, being selected in the 60-pick draft isn't probable for the SE All-freshman team member.
Johnson won't hesitate to give his opinion. He said: "If they ask for my advice, then I'll give my advice," . He advised kids to do whatever they think is in the best interest of their family the team banquet Monday evening.
Johnson said there's been no discussion about the possibility of playing overseas if the NBA draft doesn't work. As far as he knows, Key, who was not present for the team banquet Monday evening, would be back on campus for the beginning of summer classes at the end of May if it doesn't work out with the NBA.
Teammate Riley Norris knew Key was exploring the possibilities of an NBA jump, he wants to talk with Key in the next day or two about what's going on.
And Dazon Ingram said he got a chance to talk to Key on Monday, he wishes him nothing but the best, but also said: "But it would be nice if he could come back next year."
Ingram said he spoke to Avery Johnson about any options he might have with the NBA, but decided against any further exploration of a jump.