Ohio State’s Kaleb Wesson Declares For The NBA Draft

By April 1, 2020 (1:02 pm)Basketball

For the second straight season, Kaleb Wesson is declaring for the NBA Draft.

“Once our season was declared over, my family, coaches and I began discussions  on what the future held for me,” Wesson wrote in a tweet. “After careful thought and consideration, I have decided to declare for the NBA Draft.”

Wesson, a junior forward who led the Buckeyes with 14.0 points and 9.4 rebounds per game, also said he intends to sign an agent, which he can do while still maintaining his Ohio State eligibility if he decides he wants to return.

The Ohio State big man entered the draft back in 2019 and attended workouts with the Atlanta Hawks and Boston Celtics before ultimately deciding to return to the Buckeyes after receiving NBA feedback.

Wesson heard the feedback and entered his junior season 35 pounds lighter, and improved his shooting, especially from deep. He hit 44.6 percent (136 of 305) of his shots overall and 42.5 percent (45 of 106) from three.

If Wesson stays in the NBA Draft this time around, Ohio State would be left with just three scholarship forwards from last season: Kyle Young, E.J. Liddell and Ibrahima Diallo. The Buckeyes will also be adding Harvard transfer Seth Towns and Zed Key, who will be an incoming freshman.

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