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.02 on Jon Elmore: Chill out, fans

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A few words about Jon Elmore declaring for the NBA draft: Take a deep breath, Herd fans.
He is not signing with an agent, meaning he can come back to MU. He will come back; trust me on that one.
It sounds like a good thing for Elmore and the Herd. He will get a few workouts, he hopes, to go against other prospects and see which areas he needs to improve the most, and get some solid tips he can apply to his next season at Marshall.
He even gets reasonable expenses, as allowed by the NCAA, for each team workout he lands. Don’t expect him at the NBA Draft Combine, which took 70 or so last year.
The NCAA deadline for Elmore and others to withdraw their names from draft consideration is May 24 this year. I was kind of fooled by the NBA irrelevant deadline of June 12.
Remember, he has a former NBA assistant coach in Dan D’Antoni, who has no doubt already told him about the process, and what to expect.
The draft is June 22. Elmore’s name will not be in the pot. He’s not Deon-Tay McManus or Michael Clark; he knows what he’s doing.