A press conference is scheduled for today in Cheney at 11 a.m., but sources within the EWU athletic department have confirmed that Harvey has decided to explore his professional options.
Harvey, a redshirt junior from Torrance, California, averaged 23.1 points a game and led the nation in made 3-point shots while leading the Eagles to a 26-9 record, the Big Sky Conference co-regular-season title and the school’s first NCAA appearance in 11 years.
Considered one of the best long-range shooters in the college ranks, the 6-foot-4, 185-pound Harvey is projected to be drafted in the second round of the NBA draft, which is scheduled for June 25 in New York.
However, according to ESPN, Harvey has not yet hired an agent, which means he could still change his mind and stay in Cheney.
Draft expert Chad Ford of ESPN describes Harvey has “one of the best shooter-scorers you’ll find, an absolutely lights-out marksman.” DraftExpress.com predicts Harvey will be the 46th pick (out of 60 in the two-round draft), but NBADraft.net predicts that he won’t be drafted.
Harvey would be on the second Eastern player to play in the NBA. Former EWU star Rodney Stuckey averaged 24.6 points as a redshirt sophomore at Eastern in 2006-7.