Earlier this morning, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reported that Kansas center, Joel Embiid, had declared for the 2014 NBA Draft. However, about two hours after Wojnarowski's story went live, Embiid told Cliff Alexander, who committed to Kansas this past November and is ranked third on ESPN's Top 100 recruits, on Twitter that he actually had not made up his mind yet.
@humblekid11 haven't made a decision yet— Joel-Hans Embiid (@jojo_embiid) March 27, 2014
Of course, Wojnarowski is nothing if not credible. But, at the same time, it's pretty hard to dispute what the projected top-3 selection tweeted to Alexander. After all, if anyone knows what Embiid's future holds, it's Embiid.
The Cameroon native enjoyed a successful freshman season despite missing the final two games of the regular season, the entirety of the Big 12 tournament, and Kansas' two outings in the NCAA tournament due to a stress fracture in his lower back. In the games he did play in, though, the seven-footer averaged 11.2 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks per game while helping the Jayhawks to a 24-9 regular season record.
Wojnarowski has not since deleted his tweet containing a link to the article, nor has the article itself been taken down, so it seems as though he's standing by what he's been told.
As always, we'll update you here at CelticsBlog as we get more clarification on Embiid's decision.