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With Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Brandon Ashley announcing this week they are leaving school early to enter the NBA draft, it brings to mind the early-entrant players before them from Arizona.
Sixteen players before them entered the NBA draft before concluding their senior seasons. They have experienced various forms of success or, to be kind, lack of success.
The following three units are separated in the four units: “Should Have Stayed”, “Made Right Move”, “Argument Either Way” and “Jury Still Out”.
SHOULD HAVE STAYED
MADE RIGHT MOVE
ARGUMENT EITHER WAY
JURY STILL OUT
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Key to the graphic to the left:
Cl — Class they last completed at Arizona before going to NBA
Yrs — Years in the NBA
G — Games in the NBA
Salary — Approximate total earned as listed by Basketball-Reference.com
Brandon Ashley set to join ranks of Marcus Williams and Grant Jerrett in terms of quality of NBA decision.