Sources: Marshall freshman to enter NBA

BY foxsports • March 29, 2010

Marshall freshman Hassan Whiteside will declare for the NBA Draft, according to multiple sources.

The long and talented 6-foot-11 Whiteside, who averaged 13.1 points, 8.9 rebounds and 5.4 blocks per game this past season for the Thundering Herd, is expected to sign with an agent.

Whiteside, according to sources, made the decision prior to learning that Marshall coach Donnie Jones was leaving to take the job at Central Florida. has spoken to several NBA executives, and most have said that Whiteside will likely be taken somewhere in the NBA lottery due to his potential.

Whiteside is a big-time shot-blocker who is a cross between Marcus Camby and Andray Blatche.