SMU forward Isiaha Mike will remain eligible for the NBA draft and bypass what could have been one more season with the Mustangs, according to a report Tuesday from the Dallas Morning News.
The 6-foot-8, 215-pound player averaged 14.0 points and 6.3 rebounds last season while shooting 48.1 percent from the field and 37.7 percent from 3-point range. Mike spent the past two seasons at SMU after playing for Duquesne as a freshman in 2016-17.
Mike told the Morning News that he has met with the Memphis Grizzlies and Houston Rockets in addition to receiving interest in playing overseas.
As the father of a 1-year-old boy, Mike said, he needed to consider everything when deciding whether to return to school or turn pro.
"The financial aspect, I've definitely been thinking about it," he told the newspaper. "It's very important for me. And the financial situation at SMU is a little bit tough because I have a son. It's not really built for childcare."
--Field Level Media