Arizona confirmed reserve center Chance Comanche will test the NBA Draft without hiring an agent. He'll have until May 24, 10 days after the NBA Draft Combine, to decide if he wants to return. But it's not clear if he'll get an invitation to the combine, since there are only 60 spots. “I am excited about the opportunity to explore my NBA options, gather information and dedicate the next month to reaching my goals of becoming an NBA player,” Comanche said in a UA statement. “At the conclusion of this process, my family and I will make the best decision for my future both on and off the court. I also want to thank coach (Sean) Miller and the Arizona staff for supporting my decision.” Comanche is not projected to be among the 60 players taken in the 2017 or 2018 drafts by Draft Express, but the scouting website said before last season that his size, length and athleticism are projectable to the pro level. Comanche averaged 18.1 minutes and started two games last season, and is expected to play a backup role again next season behind Dusan Ristic and DeAndre Ayton if he returns. Moreover, Keanu Pinder gained some momentum in the rotation toward the end of last season as a power forward to be used in smaller frontcourt matchups.
Arizona Wildcats confirm Chance Comanche will test NBA Draft, not hire agent
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