De Andre Hunter and Jerome House in Virginia will start a draft NBA this year, they both announced Monday.
Hunter is likely to be a lottery pick if he kept his name in the draft as expected. The inflammatory sophomore 6-foot-7 is classified as the overall player No. 5 by ESPN and the power No. 2 forward behind Zion Williamson Duke only. Jerome is ranked No. 29 on the whole and shooting guard No.
"De leaves Andre and Virginia House that Virginia has a very great heritage," said Tony Bennett, coach Virginia, in a statement from the school. "They were great players and exemplars, and I am proud of the men who succeeded. We won lots of games and championships with Andre and Ty, and they're ready for their longevity playing dreams to achieve in the NBA. "
The two met one of the most impressive plays in the national championship: Jerome went on the lane against Texas Tech and discovered that Hunter 3 was a pointer who launched the game to overtime.
"It has always been a dream for me to win a national championship and I will always do with this team," said Hunter on Instagram. "Thank you for all the fans for your wonderful support. You will always be in my heart."
Hunter was the second national leading scorer, at 15.2 points per game. He was the All-Atlantic Coast Conference at the first choice of league and defensive player of the year. He shot 52% from the pitch overall and 43.8% on 3 directions.
"NBA is always a dream to play, and I would like to announce that I will be joining the NBA draft and signing an agent," he wrote. "UVA is always a special place for me."
Jerome placed an average of 16.5 points per game during the NCAA competition and was associated with 40 per cent of his 3 point efforts. The 6ft-5 wing was completed with 16 points, 8 and 6 help to play a 85-77 Virginia overtime match against Texas Tech in the title game.
"After I talk to my family, train the staff and be thinking about it a lot, I decided to postpone my senior college year and declare for the 2019 draft NBA," Jerome said in a video. "From the first day, I have always been talking about playing at this level since I chose basketball, playing in the FPS, playing against Duke and (North) Carolina.
Under new rules for prospective drafters, the two players can return to school next season as long as they employ an NCAA certified agent (agents can pay expenses such as meals and travel for workout). NBA), "NBA Undergraduate Advisory Committee evaluation" and withdrawn according to the NCAA's deadline on May 29 th 'early entrants.
However, if a player decides to stay in the draft over that deadline, they may only return to school if they have taken part in the NBA and have not withdrawn.
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