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UConn Star James Bouknight Will Enter 2021 NBA Draft



University of Connecticut star guard James Bouknight has introduced that he’ll forego his remaining two years of school eligibility and enter the 2021 NBA Draft.

Bouknight averaged 18.7PPG, 5.7RPG, and 1.8APG for the Huskies this previous season.


“Just coming into UConn when I first committed, Coach Hurley had a vision for me helping to turn the program around and bring it back as a winning program,” Bouknight mentioned, through ESPN.

“We reached that target. We were successful, although we didn’t make the run we wanted to make in the tournament.”

UConn misplaced within the first spherical of the 2021 NCAA match to Maryland – however Bouknight was an integral a part of main the Huskies again to the match for the primary time since 2016.

Bouknight is projected to go wherever from the late-lottery to mid first spherical, however it’s extremely doable that we might see his inventory rise as we get nearer to the draft due to his excessive intangibles.


NBA Draft analyst Mike Schmitz of ESPN referred to as Bouknight “arguably the most effortless scorer in the draft.”

The 2021 NBA Draft is schedule to happen on July 29.


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