Sources: Brackins, Gilstrap to declare
Iowa State junior Craig Brackins and Cyclones teammate Marquis Gilstrap are both expected to declare for the NBA Draft.
A source close to the situation told FOXSports.com that both players will make an announcement in the next few days.
Iowa State lost to Texas, 82-75, in the first round of the Big 12 tournament on Wednesday night.
It’s expected that the 6-foot-10, 230-pound Brackins, a California native, will ultimately sign with an agent.
He earned a spot on the Big 12 all-league first team as a sophomore last season and still had a solid year as a junior, averaging 16.5 points and 8.6 rebounds.
According to NBA executives, Brackins’ stock has fallen this season, but he could still be a first-round pick in the June NBA Draft.
The 6-foot-7, 215-pound Gilstrap came into the program this season from the junior college ranks and averaged 14.8 points and 9.4 rebounds while shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc.