Duke basketball: Cassius Stanley agrees to deal with ISE Basketball

Duke basketball guard Cassius Stanley (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
Duke basketball guard Cassius Stanley (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /

Former Duke basketball standout guard Cassius Stanley has agreed to be represented by ISE Sports Management in his professional career.

Cassius Stanley has his professional representative, and it will be the talented sports management company of ISE Basketball.

Stanley announced his intentions to leave Durham after one season and declare for the 2020 NBA Draft back on April 7.

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The highly skilled and athletic 6-foot-6 guard said that one of the major factors in him leaving Duke for the professional ranks over returning for his sophomore season came down to his age, 20, which will be 21 in mid-August, and how the NBA values younger prospects.

In his one season as a Blue Devil, Stanley was named to the ACC All-Freshman Team after averaging 12.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.0 assists per game on 47.4 percent shooting from the field and 36.0 percent from 3-point territory.

The Los Angeles native played, and started, in 29 games, only missing two games in his freshman year, one due to a leg injury and another because of a pregame incident in which he was poked in the eye.

Prior to the season, Stanley topped a Duke record that no one thought would be broken in Zion Williamson‘s vertical jump record at the preseason Blue Devil combine.

Williamson posted a 45-inch vertical, and Stanley topped it one year later at 46 inches.

The high-flyer put his skills on display very often, whether it was on a fast break or an alley-oop, where he seemingly would catch the pass behind his head and still have the ability to throw down a tomahawk slam.

ISE Basketball officially welcomed Cassius Stanley to its team via its Twitter page on Tuesday afternoon.

Stanley joins his teammate Tre Jones in teaming up with an agency as the Minnesota native was officially introduced with BDA Sports on Monday.

Vernon Carey Jr. has not officially agreed with an agency yet while seniors Javin DeLaurier and Jack White have partnered with DSM Sports and SIG Sports, respectively.

Several mock drafts have Cassius Stanley all over the place, some placing the Blue Devil as high as a first-round pick and others have him as low as a mid-second round.

It’ll be interesting to see whether the postponed, or potentially canceled, NBA Draft Combine has an impact on the draft positioning of the highly motivated and athletic guard.