Junior Elijah Stewart to remain at USC basketball

first_imgJunior guard Elijah Stewart will remain at USC next season.The Trojans’ leading 3-point shooter last year, Stewart announced his intention to declare for the 2017 NBA Draft on April 11 but didn’t submit his paperwork by the league’s deadline on Sunday night.This will come as welcome news to head coach Andy Enfield, who will retain one of his most lethal scorers for the 2017-18 season. Stewart’s 78 3-pointers led the team by more than 30 baskets last year, and he has a chance to break USC’s all-time record for 3-point baskets next season. He currently sits in sixth place — one make short of tying Harold Miner for fifth.Though Stewart is now out of the pre-draft process, two of his Trojan teammates remain. Sophomore forward Bennie Boatwright and redshirt sophomore guard Shaqquan Aaron both submitted their documents, but because they have not hired an agent, they can still withdraw from the draft until May 24.Stewart will return to a crowded and talented Trojan backcourt, as Duke transfer Derryck Thornton will be eligible next season to complement Stewart, junior guard Jordan McLaughlin and Aaron, should he choose to return as well.last_img read more

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Alvin Kamara refused to remove nose ring while meeting team GM ahead of NFL Draft

first_imgSaints running back Alvin Kamara isn’t going to change his style for anyone, not even an NFL general manager.In an interview with Uninterrupted, the former Tennessee Volunteers back relayed a story in which he met an interested team ahead of the 2017 NFL Draft. Before he interviewed with the GM, a team official gave him advice on his nose ring. MORE: Kamara: ‘I’m in the top percentile’ of running backs”I had a team, before I went into the meeting, one of the guys came up to me and was like, ‘Well you’re about to go in with the GM, so, you know, he doesn’t really understand the nose rings and things like that, so you might want to — can you take ’em out or tuck ’em?’ I was like, ‘No.'”Basically, if you don’t understand it or you don’t like it, then you don’t need to draft me. It wouldn’t be a good choice to draft me. I was just like, ‘If you’re uncomfortable in your work environment, you’re not going to be able to do what you’ve got to do.'” Always be true to yourself @alvinkamara • • • • • @saints #NFL #NFLDraft #NFLnews #NFLRumors #AlvinKamara #Saints #NewOrleans #WhoDat #whodatnation⚜️ #neworleanssaints #AlvinKamaraA post shared by Sporting News (@sportingnews) on Jun 27, 2019 at 9:06am PDTIt’s refreshing to see Kamara had the self-confidence, even while he was still a draft prospect, not to change his style or presentation, especially considering how crazy some of the questions team asks players can be. (One of many such examples is when Ohio State prospect Eli Apple was asked if he was gay.)If anyone with the Saints had reservations about Kamara’s nose ring ahead of the draft, they shouldn’t anymore. He has become a key cog in the Saints’ high-powered offense, putting up a combined 3,146 yards from scrimmage and 31 touchdowns in just two years in New Orleans.And yes, with his nose ring still in.center_img View this post on Instagramlast_img read more

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