As Wednesday’s NBA Draft withdrawal deadline has passed, Kenny Wooten has decided to not return to Oregon for his junior season and pursue his dream of playing in the National Basketball Association. The two-time PAC-12 All-Defensive Team member turned some heads at the G-League Elite Camp but it seems very unlikely that Wooten will hear his name called on June 20th at the NBA Draft.
Regardless of what happens on draft night, Wooten will make a summer league roster and possibly sneak onto an NBA roster where he can be productive player for any franchise. It has happened in the past and will continue to happen in the future (think of Alex Caruso with the Lakers, Allonzo Trier with the Knicks, Bryn Forbes with the Spurs). Wooten (along with UCLA’s Moses Brown) has signed with the First Picks Sports agency.
I want to thank Kenny for all the work he has put in for the University of Oregon and ATQ wishes him the best of luck in his future endeavors.
*Arden Cravalho is a Gonzaga University graduate from the Bay Area... Follow him on Twitter @a_cravalho