Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins is expected to declare on Monday for the 2014 NBA draft. General managers, meanwhile, reportedly believe Duke freshman Jabari Parker will stay another season at Duke.
Wiggins's collegiate career is likely over. The Jayhawks star will reportedly announce his decision to declare for the NBA draft during a conference scheduled for Monday.
"Andrew Wiggins will announce he's leaving Kansas after one season for the NBA at a news conference on Monday afternoon, sources told ESPN.com," Jeff Goodman of ESPN wrote on Monday.
Wiggins is projected to be a top three pick, if not the first-overall. He earned the Big 12 Freshman of the Year award while averaging 17.1 points and 5.9 rebounds per game, though Stanford limited him to just four points on 1-of-6 shooting during Kansas' third-round loss to the Cardinal.
The growing thought is Parker, meanwhile, will not declare for the upcoming draft. General managers are reportedly doubtful about Parker being one-and-done at Duke and declaring for this year's draft.
"That's what's in the air right now, Parker staying, but we haven't heard anything official," one Eastern Conference GM told The Daily News on Friday.
A report in January first indicated Parker was leaning toward playing at least one more season at Duke, where he'll be joined by incoming freshman Jahlil Okafor, Tyus Jones and Justise Winslow.
Duke's early exit from the NCAA Tournament would seemingly only strengthen Parker's resolve to return for another season and a second chance at a national championship.
Parker is widely considered to be the most NBA-ready prospect, and he's a consensus top five pick should he forego his sophomore season and declare.
"He plays like he's 23, not 18," the GM said. "He can post and score inside, he has great hands and rebounds. He's just not a big-time athlete. But he's got 'top pick' written all over him."
The NBA draft is on Thursday, June 26.