CJ Fair will be holding a press conference this week, as early as Tuesday, to announce his decision on whether he will declare for the NBA draft, Mike Waters of the Post-Standard reported on Monday morning.
Fair led the team in scoring (14.5 ppg), rebounding (6.9 rpg) and 3-point shooting (46% 3pt) during his junior season. He lead Syracuse to the national semifinals, where they were eliminated by Michigan.
Fair’s name doesn’t appear on the 2013 mock draft board on NBAdraft.net.
It is difficult to read too far into the press conference itself. In 2003, Carmelo Anthony had a press conference to announce he was leaving for the NBA after his freshman season. On the other hand, Hakim Warrick had a press conference to announce that he would be returning to school the following year.
Syracuse’s most recent early draft entrants, Dion Waiters, Fab Melo and Michael Carter-Williams didn’t have a press conference, and instead declared by press releases.