On Thursday morning, the University of Miami announced in a tweet that sophomore G Bruce Brown has declared for the NBA Draft, but will not hire an agent to maintain his collegiate eligibility.
Sophomore Bruce Brown Jr. has declared for the NBA Draft, but will not hire an agent to maintain his college eligibility. pic.twitter.com/THzs51Orxp— Canes Hoops (@CanesHoops) March 22, 2018
Brown confirmed this news
I will be declaring for the 2018 NBA Draft!! pic.twitter.com/l01XlM9d10— Bruce Brown (@BruceBrown11) March 22, 2018
A recently-turned 22 year old sophomore, Brown played in 19 games for Miami before missing the remainder of the season with a broken foot. In his game action this season, Brown averaged 11.4 points, 7.1 rebounds (a team high), and 4.0 assists on .415 % FG, .267 3FG%, and .628 FT%. W
When healthy, Brown was a top level defender and the best rebounder on the team. His shooting numbers declined from his freshman season, but Brown was still able to get to the basket and knock down open jumpers throughout the season.
Brown flirted with the idea of entering the NBA Draft without an agent last year, but did not do so. Still considered a lottery level TALENT, Brown will now go through the draft combine process as he decides whether to leave for the pros or stay in college for another year or two.
This was expected for Brown to test the NBA draft waters, and so it has come to pass. Obviously, how things go with his rehab and the combine process will affect his decision to stay or go, but the first step in getting that information is declaring for the draft, which he’s done today.
Best of luck to Bruce as he goes through this process to make a decision.
More when it is available.