According to Tweets from Fox Sports' Jeff Goodman and the Columbia Daily Tribune's Steve Walentik, Missouri Tigers juniors Kim English and Laurence Bowers are declaring for the NBA Draft.
Reportedly neither will not hire an agent, meaning they can test the waters without sacrificing their last year of eligibility.
According to Goodman, this decision was made prior to Mizzou's hiring of Frank Haith and the timing is merely coincidental.
English, a Baltimore, MD native spent last summer in his hometown working out with current and future NBA players, including Carmelo Anthony.
English's offense production slipped a bit compared to his sophomore year. During his sophomore season, English led the Tigers in scoring, averaging 14 points per game, while grabbing 3.4 rebounds per game. This season he averaged 10 ppg and 3.1 rpg. His assists per game and assist-to-turnover ration did improve this season, doubling from 1.1 to 2 apg while his A/T went from 0.55 to 1.
Bowers' game improved this season, as he went from 10.2 ppg last year to 11.6 ppg this season. His rebounding also improved over last year, from 5.7 to 6.1 rpg.
Both can test the waters without hiring an agent until May 8, which is the last day they can withdraw their name from the hat and still retain eligibility.
Draft forecasters, NBAdraft.net do not list English in either their 2011 or 2012 mock drafts. They have Bowers going in the middle second round next year.