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NBA draft experts break down Michigan’s Ignas Brazdeikis, Charles Matthews, Jordan Poole

Michigan freshman forward Ignas Brazdeikis, redshirt junior wing Charles Matthews and sophomore guard Jordan Poole announced their intention to declare for the NBA draft last week.

It’s a decision that shouldn’t come as a surprise since underclassmen can gather feedback, get evaluations and, thanks to a rule change, hire agents all while keeping the door open for a possible return to school.

However, the important decision won’t come until late next month when college players have until May 29 to determine whether to stay in the draft or pull out.

By all accounts, Matthews’ departure is expected and Brazdeikis hinted he’ll be a one-and-done when he told ESPN he intends “to be drafted as high as I can be and start my journey.