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Monday / August 8.
  • Alabama’s Josh Primo to remain in NBA Draft

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    Alabama’s Josh Primo will forego his remaining collegiate eligibility and will remain in the 2021 NBA Draft, he announced Thursday morning.

    He is projected as the No. 35 pick in the Draft, per ESPN.com.

    Primo is coming off a freshman season in which he made 19 starts across his 30 games played and averaged 8.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 22.4 minutes per game. The 18-year-old Toronto, Ontario, native earned SEC All-Freshman honors and was recently named to the SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll.

    “This has been a lifelong dream for Josh and I am extremely excited for him and his family,” Alabama coach Nate Oats said. “He’s been great to coach and I am grateful that they trusted our staff to help prepare him for this moment. Our team had a successful season last year and Josh played a big part in that success. We couldn’t be happier that his hard work is paying off. He is a terrific young man who has been an incredible representative of our program.”

    ESPN first reported the news Wednesday.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.