REPORTS: Zeke Nnaji Declares for NBA Draft

Arizona Sports News online

According to CBS Sports college basketball inside Jon Rothstein, Arizona freshman big Zeke Nnaji will declare for this year’s NBA Draft.

The Pac-12 Freshman of the Year averaged 16.1 points per game and 8.6 rebounds per contest. He put up double-digit scoring in 18 of his 19 Pac-12 games this year.

In Jonathan Givony’s latest mock draft on ESPN, he had Nnaji heading to Boston at the 27th overall pick.

The 6-foot-11, 215-power forward was the #40 player in the 2019 recruiting class. He chose the Wildcats over the likes of North Carolina, Baylor, Ohio State and Kansas and UCLA. 

Nnaji could be a part of a group from Arizona that has three first round selections in this year’s draft if guards Nico Mannion and Josh Green follow suit and declare.

If the forward has a change of heart, the big man can withdraw his name prior to June 15 and return to Tucson if he does not hire an agent.