REPORTS: Zeke Nnaji Declares for NBA Draft

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.