Brian Hamilton of the Chicago Tribune wrote:
As the Notre Dame men's basketball team celebrated the past season at its banquet Wednesday night, the forthcoming offseason took an unexpected swerve.
Forward Carleton Scott will declare for the NBA draft, the school confirmed Wednesday, the lanky, bouncy 6-foot-8-inch forward apparently wanting to gauge his professional stock before likely returning for a final season with the Irish. He will not sign with an agent.
Scott averaged 11.2 points and 7.4 rebounds for Notre Dame in 2010-11, but it was his length and athleticism on the defensive end that made the largest impact, fueling the Irish to a 14-4 finish in Big East play and a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament.
Whether Scott is NBA-ready -- he is not listed anywhere in the two-round mock drafts on DraftExpress or NBADraftNet -- is entirely debatable.
But testing the waters, as former Irish All-American Luke Harangody did, may not be a particularly bad decision with just one year of eligibility remaining -- assuming Scott comes back for that final year.