Someone isn’t telling the truth in the Pops Mensah-Bonsu saga.
Agent John Grieg told ESPN.com Monday that Mensah-Bonsu will be in Seattle on Wednesday. Mensah-Bonsu’s brother, Kojo, is a client of Grieg’s. Grieg said he is expecting Mensah-Bonsu to sign with him sometime in the next week before he begins his workouts. He said he has received offers for Mensah-Bonsu to play overseas if he isn’t drafted in the first round.
But George Washington coach Karl Hobbs said Monday that Mensah-Bonsu has told him repeatedly that he would return to school unless he was in the first round. If he were to sign with Grieg, he wouldn’t be eligible. Hobbs said Mensah-Bonsu told him he would withdraw from the draft by June 5, two days before the Chicago predraft camp is set to begin. Why then?
“He hasn’t been invited to Chicago,” Hobbs said.
Not getting an invite to the predraft camp usually indicates a player isn’t considered a first-round, or possibly even a second-round, pick.
So, whom should we believe? Well, we’ll all find out soon enough.