As expected, Washington Huskies Men’s Basketball star Jaylen Nowell has elected to enter the 2019 NBA Draft and forego his two remaining years of eligibility.
Earlier tonight, Nowell announced his plans via his Twitter account and thanked Husky fans for their support through the years.
The sophomore guard had a spectacular season which culminated with him winning the Pac-12 Player of the Year Award.
Nowell led the Huskies with an average of 16.2 points and 5.3 rebounds per game this past season and was the Huskies go-to-guy.
“This is a great opportunity for Jaylen to continue to pursue his dreams of one day playing professionally. It’s an amazing honor and achievement for him. When he chose to stay with us two years ago and come to the University of Washington, we have seen him grow every single day, both on and off the court. Our staff couldn’t be prouder of what he has already accomplished here at UW and we will be here throughout the whole process to help in any way we can.” Washington Head Coach Mike Hopkins said earlier today.
Once the NBA Draft Combine ends, Nowell has until May 29th to decide whether he wants to stay in the Draft or come back to college. Nowell can still sign with an agent and return to college if he opts out of the NBA Draft by the deadline.
— Jaylen Nowell (@JaylenNowell) April 1, 2019