Report: CJ Fair to announce NBA decision in press conference

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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

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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.

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