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Thursday / December 1.
  • Unknown-1The NFL instituted a new policy this year that prevented reporters from their media partners from Tweeting picks from the NFL Draft in advance, but the NBA doesn’t have the same policy.

    According to a report from Richard Sandomir of The New York Times, the NFL secured agreements not only from ESPN reporters like Adam Schefter but from CBS, Fox and NBA “that their reporters would not report who was being drafted in advance.

    ESPN is broadcasting the Draft and agreed to the terms because fans were getting upset when they knew the picks in advance.

    “As network partners of the NFL, we encourage and appreciate your coverage of the Draft in Chicago this year and ask for your cooperation with this approach,” read a letter from the league, first reported by The Big Lead website. “Please have your reporters and other personnel refrain from revealing picks on social media or other platforms before they are announced in the Draft broadcasts.”

    Jaylen BrownJaylen Brown has cut Kansas from his list, leaving four schools with Michigan the only Adidas school remaining

    The news was first reported by Matt Scott of TheShiver.com.

    The 6-foot-7 wing from Marietta (GA) Wheeler is now down to Michigan, Kentucky, North Carolina and Cal, with the latter three all being Nike schools. Brown has previously said he would prefer to play for an Adidas school.

    He recently had high praise for both Michigan and Kentucky, as we noted here.

    Brown is projected as the No. 2 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft by DraftExpress.com.