Home NBA Alabama's Kira Lewis, the No. 25 prospect, will enter NBA draft – ESPN

Alabama's Kira Lewis, the No. 25 prospect, will enter NBA draft – ESPN

4 min read

Alabama star guard Kira Lewis and teammate John Petty were among four college players declaring for the NBA draft Tuesday.

Lewis was a first-team All-SEC selection after averaging 18.5 points, 5.2 assists and 1.8 steals per game. He is ranked No. 25 in ESPN’s top 100 prospect rankings.

He addressed his decision to enter the draft process while keeping his eligibility, writing in a tweet Wednesday, “Playing in the NBA has been a dream of mine ever since I first picked up a basketball.”

Petty was named second-team All-SEC after posting 14.5 points and 6.6 rebounds per game while shooting 44% from 3-point range. He is ranked 57th in the ESPN 100.

“Based on feedback that they get, they both may leave,” Alabama coach Nate Oats said, according to the Birmingham News. “We’re planning on possibly not having either of them back.”

“I think Kira and John both had really good years,” Oats added. “They’re both All-SEC players. But I think they both need to have some good workouts to get themselves where they want to be, and we just don’t know when those [workouts] are going to be. Once I think we get through this initial social distancing and knowing when anything can start back up, I think we’ll have a better idea on some of that type of stuff.”

Michigan State‘s Xavier Tillman, the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and No. 50 prospect in the ESPN 100, also announced he will enter the NBA draft in a tweet.

“With the support of my family and coaches I have decided to test the waters and will enter my name in the 2020 NBA Draft,” Tillman wrote. “It is important for me to gather as much information as possible before making this decision. Throughout the process I will be keeping my college eligibility.”

Colorado coach Tad Boyle told CBS Sports that junior power forward Tyler Bey will enter the draft. Bey was the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year and the No. 35-ranked prospect in the ESPN 100.

Bey will test the waters and “keep all options open,” according to CBS Sports.

Let’s block ads! (Why?)

Source link

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check Also

NBA Free Agency Report Cards: Which Teams Earned High Marks? – Sports Illustrated

So which teams made a leap and which teams regressed over the last week? The Crossover han…