Don’t expect an announcement from Andre Drummond within the next few days.
The 6-foot-10, 270-pound freshman isn’t “worried about (making) a decision right now,” a source close to the situation said Wednesday.
Drummond, who averaged 10 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game as a freshman, is mulling over his options: Either go pro and collect a paycheck or return to school and improve his game.
Although he’s projected as a top five pick by almost every expert (NBADraft.net has him No. 4), Drummond probably wouldn’t receive much playing time as a rookie, which could have an adverse effect his long-term development. Unlike his body and physical ability, Drummond’s skill skill set is unrefined. He shot 29.5 percent from the free throw line this year. As a result, he seems to be an exception to the general rule of thumb: If you’re a top five pick, you’re gone.
A source close to Drummond also indicated that he may not make a decision until UConn receives word on its appeal for 2013 postseason eligibility.
Drummond has until April 29th to make himself eligible for the NBA Draft.