Many mock drafts project he will be a first-round pick, so this news does not come as a surprise. Assuming Nnaji does not hire an agent, he could still withdraw by June 15 and return to school, though that would be unexpected.
Sources: Arizona freshman Zeke Nnaji will declare for the 2020 NBA Draft.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 28, 2020
The ferocious forward led Arizona in scoring (16.1), rebounding (8.6) and field goal percentage (57.0) after entering the season as the least-heralded of the UA’s three freshman starters. The Minnesotan had 14 double-doubles and scored 20 or more points in 10 of 32 games.
Nnaji was the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and an all-conference selection.
Fellow freshmen Josh Green and Nico Mannion are also expected to declare for the 2020 NBA Draft, meaning the Wildcats will likely have a completely new starting five in 2020-21.