Boise State junior forward James Webb III has hired an agent for the 2016 NBA Draft and will not return for his senior season, according to multiple sources.
"I felt ready to commit myself to the NBA Draft and was confident with the success I had at Boise State," Webb told Yahoo Sports.
Yahoo also reported Wednesday evening that Webb hired Charles Briscoe from Briscoe Sports Management. Briscoe is a fairly new face to sports management, but is the agent of former Kentucky guard Archie Goodwin, who now plays for the Phoenix Suns.
Webb declared for the NBA Draft on March 27th, but it was unknown whether or not he would hire an agent. Under the new NCAA rules, any player can declare for the draft but once the player hires an agent, the player is no longer eligible to play at the collegiate level.
Even though Webb isn't currently projected in most of the current NBA Draft mock drafts, he brings a lot of talent to the table that will pay dividends in his professional basketball career. Webb finished on the Mountain West first team this season as he recorded 15.8 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.0 blocks+steals per game. He has superb athleticism which helps combat his fairly slim frame.
What Webb leaves behind in Boise is not only his on-court production. Webb was an unselfish team-leader that always wanted the best for his teammates. Coach Leon Rice has also praised Webb's work ethic throughout his career. Webb arrived on campus as a sophomore after transferring from North Idaho Junior College, and in just two seasons transformed from a D-II collegiate athlete to a potential NBA player.
The 2016 NBA Draft will be held on June 23rd.