Monday , Apr , 20 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Ricky Rubio Likely to Keep Name in Draft

Ricky Rubio, the Spanish point guard sensation that has been compared to everyone from Pete Maravich to Steve Nash will declare for the 2009 NBA draft, his agent, Dan Fegan, told from Barcelona Monday afternoon.

Rubio will have until June 15 to withdraw his name from the draft. However, his agent sounded confident that he’s staying in.

Rubio is the starting point guard for DKV Joventut in Spain and is widely considered the best young international player in the world.