It’s Official: Sagaba Konate Will Remain in the NBA Draft

Sagaba Konate Will Remain in the NBA Draft

Well, with Sagaba Konate it seems like nothing official. According to Jon Rothstein, Konate has told him he will remain in the NBA Draft and not return to WVU.

The last year in Morgantown for Sagaba Konate has not went how he or Mountaineer fans would have hoped. After a 2017-2018 season that saw Konate make the All-Big 12 Conference third team and the Big 12 All-Defensive Team, he only played in eight games during his junior season.

As we reported earlier, Konate was not initially invited to the NBA Combine. This alone made it very unlikely for Konate to be selected in the NBA Draft.

Then just two weeks ago ten more players advanced from the NBA G League Combine to the NBA Combine. Even at this point, Konate did not receive an invite to the NBA Combine.

Despite the odds being against Konate being drafted, it still would be a realistic option for him to return to West Virginia University. Whether he was dealing with a serious injury last season or focusing on his future beyond Morgantown, it’s pretty obvious he has turned the page on his college career in Morgantown.

Good luck, Sags. Mountaineer fans and you alike will be waiting to hear your name called at the NBA Draft. Unfortunately we will all probably be waiting all night.