Elijah Stewart blasts false draft report as trash
Elijah Stewart blasted a reporter for sharing false information about why he did not enter the NBA Draft.
Stewart, who averaged 12.3 points per game as a junior this season for USC, was weighing his draft options. He ultimately decided not to test the waters and chose to return to school.
There were some questions about what happened with Stewart, whom many were expecting to test the draft. Draft Express’ Jonathan Givony reported on Tuesday that Stewart simply “forgot” to submit his paperwork to the NBA.
Am told USC's Elijah Stewart intended to declare for the draft, as we reported, but he unfortunately forgot to submit the paperwork to NBA.
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) April 25, 2017
Stewart saw that tweet, responded to Givony, and dismissed the report as trash.
@DraftExpress you really need to do facts checks my guy, i've been studying for my finals, all you had to do was dm me,,, no one forgot
— Stewart, Elijah (@Lou_weezy_ana) April 25, 2017
That report was very difficult to buy. When it comes to a decision that big, very few people would simply forget such an important step.