After speaking with my coaches and family I have decided to declare for the 2018 NBA Draft without an agent. I’m excited to pursue my dream and see where this process will take me! #Blessed #GoJacks pic.twitter.com/IHPUXB409O
— Mike Daum (@dauminator24) April 20, 2018
Mike Daum, South Dakota State superstar, a.k.a the Sauce’s daddy has declared for the 2018 NBA Draft but will not hire an agent. Daum broke the news via Twitter just a few minutes past 3 p.m. It’s a move that I didn’t see coming. I though it would be smart for Daum to explore other options and transfer out of SDSU. Never did him declaring for the draft cross my mind.
From SDSU's release: Mike Daum will be able to work out for NBA teams beginning April 24 and is eligible for the NBA Draft Combine May 16-20 in Chicago, if selected (list comes out April 27) After combine, he has until June 11 to decide whether to stay in the draft or withdraw
— Jeremy Hoeck (@jhoeck) April 20, 2018
Now there’s a chance Daum could be back in a Jackrabbits uniform next season. He can work out with NBA teams at the end of April but has to decide by June 11 if his next steps will be on an NBA court or back to college ball.
— Argus Leader Sports (@ArgusSports) April 20, 2018
Daum is a helluva player and I predict him to be a late first round draft pick this year but he could definately climb up those draft boards if he stays one more season. However, I think the time is now. You’ve declared for the draft now stick with it and go all out. I hate when players test the waters. No matter how key that is to their future, once you have that little bug in your ear telling you that you can go back to school one more year I fear that players sometimes don’t give it their all during the draft process. Once you declare, you are gone. That’s what it should be. Drizzy Daum to the Timberwolves let’s get it going right now.