A couple weeks ago, a report leaked Joel Embiid would declare for the NBA draft.

Embiid, likely sensibly, denied making such a decision.

But with Embiid holding a news conference at 3 p.m. today, the writing is on the wall – and on ZagsBlog:

Joel Embiid will announce his plans to enter the NBA Draft during a press conference with Kansas coach Bill Self on Wednesday at 2 p.m central time, multiple sources told SNY.tv.

Embiid could be the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft – if he’s deemed healthy.

The Kansas center, who averaged 11.2 points on 63 percent shooting, 8.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocks in 23.1 minutes per game as a freshman, wowed with his combination of skills and athleticism. At 7-foot and 250 pounds, he has the body for the NBA. And he just turned 20.


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