Wolf Pack's Sessions to remain in draft; team awaits Kemp's decision

Updated: June 18, 2007, 7:56 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

Nevada junior guard Ramon Sessions will stay in the NBA draft and forego his senior season with the Wolf Pack, Nevada coach Mark Fox told ESPN.com Friday afternoon.

The deadline to withdraw is Monday.

Sessions is projected as a second-round pick.

"He just thinks that he has played well in Orlando and he understands it's a gamble," Fox said. "He said that it's worth the gamble. He has all the information and the correct information and he just feels it's his time."

Fox found out on Monday that junior guard Marcelus Kemp is staying in school.

"Marcelus has used the NBA early entry process exactly as I feel one should," Fox said, according to The Associated Press. "He has learned how he can get better in the eyes of the NBA and he will.

"He is excited about the things he can still accomplish at Nevada, and we are looking forward to helping him."

The Wolf Pack, who won the WAC and beat Creighton in the first round of the NCAA Tournament before losing to Memphis, also lose senior guard Kyle Shiloh.

"We signed Ramon Sessions in August and now this gives us a scholarship so we're going to start looking for a player," Fox said. "We may hold it since there are a lot of good young players."

Sessions worked out for Portland and Phoenix and had other opportunities, but Fox said he put them off to see if he was staying in the draft. In Orlando, Sessions generated much more of a buzz than Kemp, and Sessions is more likely to go in the second round.

There was no guarantee that Sessions and Kemp would do the same thing, but they did seem to be tied together. They were on the same team in Orlando.

Andy Katz is a senior writer at ESPN.com.

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