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.”
Philippians 4:13 “I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me”❤️🤝 pic.twitter.com/ExkTs67ZcL
— Kira Lewis Jr. (@Mr_Lewis3) March 25, 2020
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.”
“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.”
Bey will test the waters and “keep all options open,” according to CBS Sports.