The Pac-12 was on pace to get as many as seven teams into the NCAA Tournament this season had the coronavirus pandemic not put a halt to all things sports earlier this month. And while it was pretty much a given the Arizona Wildcats were going to be losing a bunch of talent to the NBA, turns out other Pac-12 squads are poised to deal with the same exodus to the pro game.
ASU junior guard Remy Martin announced Monday he had declared for the 2020 NBA Draft, a move that has the complete backing of coach Bobby Hurley:
I support Remy as he pursues his dreams! pic.twitter.com/jso9QtaXrA— Bobby Hurley (@BobbyHurley11) March 30, 2020
Martin averaged 19.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists this season for ASU, going for 20 and 24 points in his two games this season against Arizona. He averaged 20.5 points for his career against the Wildcats.
Also entering the NBA Draft over the weekend were two of Colorado’s top players in juniors Tyler Bey and McKinley Wright IV. Bey, a 6-foot-7 wing, led the Pac-12 in rebounding at 9.0 per game while averaging 13.8 points. Wright, a 6-foot guard, averaged 14.4 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists.
That trio brings the number of reported NBA Draft declarations from the Pac-12 to five, the others being USC big man Onyeka Okongwu and Arizona forward Zeke Nnaji. Arizona guards Josh Green and Nico Mannion are also expected to turn pro.
USC adds third transfer
If the Pac-12 were to award a Transfer Portal Recruiter of the Year award it would have to go to USC coach Andy Enfield after the way he’s successfully filling his roster with players from other Division I programs.
The Trojans have now added three transfers since the 2019-20 season abruptly ended, the latest being Wofford graduate transfer forward Chevez Goodwin.
The 6-foot-9, 225-pound Goodwin averaged 11.9 points and 6.2 rebounds on 64.2 percent shooting for the Terriers. He began his career at Charleston before transferring to Wofford, sitting out the 2017-18 season.
USC had previously added Utah Valley wing Isaiah White—whom Arizona had shown interest in—and Santa Clara point guard Tahj Eaddy.