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Report: Thomas Bryant to stay in NBA Draft, sign with agent

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After entering the draft without an agent, Hoosier big man Thomas Bryant will reportedly sign with an agent

NCAA Basketball: Illinois at Indiana Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

After spending two season in Bloomington, Thomas Bryant will reportedly remain in the NBA Draft and sign with an agent.

Per Evan Daniels, Bryant informed Archie Miller of his decision on Saturday evening.

Bryant is currently slated 42nd in Draft Express’ mock draft. Bryant started the season projected as a lottery pick, but slowly saw his stock decline as the Hoosiers struggled this year. Now, he’s a borderline first round pick.

However, it is clear Bryant will be drafted this June and that assurance was enough for Bryant to make his final decision and remain in the draft.

For the Hoosiers, this clears up many issues the team had. First, it helps unclog the front court and frees the way for more minutes for big man DeRon Davis, who showed flashes of potential his freshman season.

Second, it also clears up some of the issues with scholarships. The Hoosiers were over-committed by two scholarships with OG Anunoby having signed with an agent. Bryant’s decision means the Hoosiers need to open up just one more scholarship, a situation that could take care of itself if James Blackmon Jr. or Robert Johnson remain in the draft.