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Report: Jordan Hamilton, Tristan Thompson To Declare For NBA Draft

Barking Carnival cites what sounds like a reliable source that Jordan Hamilton is as good as gone from the University of Texas and is set to join the 2011 NBA draft. Their source also says that it is almost certain that freshman forward Tristan Thompson will join him.

In talking with a few people close to the players that would know these kind of up-to-the-minute aspirations, it’s been confirmed that Texas swingman Jordan Hamilton will be declaring for the NBA draft in the next week and will be hiring an agent. The only decision left for Hamilton is which of three power agents under consideration he’s actually going to sign with.

“He’s gone. It’s done.”

The bad news for Texas fans is that Tristan Thompson is likely gone as well. “If Jordan is 100% gone then Tristan is 97% out the door as well. When you’re a top 15 prospect you have to go.”

Ouch. Unfortunately it’s true.

Thompson currently ranks No. 12 on Chad Ford’s NBA Draft prospects rankings. Hamilton is No. 19.

To discuss their decisions and the resulting state of Texas basketball, join in at Burnt Orange Nation.

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