Steele declares for the NBA draft, but like Hendrix he's not hiring an agent and could return. I don't blame him.
Point guard Ronald Steele intends to declare for the 2008 NBA draft, his father said Saturday. Like teammate Richard Hendrix, Steele does not plan to sign with an agent, thus leaving the door open for his return to Alabama next season.
"He said he was going to put his name in the hat and see what happens," Ron Steele Sr. said. "He just wants to test the waters and see where he stands."
The elder Steele said his son "more than likely" will remain at Alabama for his final season of eligibility, but that depends on his projected draft status.
"If they say he could be a first-round pick, he won't be back," Steele Sr. said. "If not, he will."
An official announcement from the younger Steele is expected in the coming days. It is unlikely he would be forecast as a first-round selection, considering it has been more than a year since he has played competitive basketball.
From the Mobile Press-Register.
Thanks to Mitchell for pointing this out as I was busy this morning taking my boy to the emergency room for sticking cat food up his nose. It turns out that cat food breaks down and it came out in a nastier, less crunchy form. So if you have small kids and they shove cat food into their nose don't panic and save yourself a hundred bucks. :)