On to the next level: Oregon basketball’s Dillon Brooks to enter NBA draft
He’s the second Oregon player to declare this week
Oregon basketball junior guard Dillon Brooks has announced that he will declare for the 2017 NBA draft after signing with an agent. Brooks announced his decision via the athlete-authored sports website Positionless.
Brooks is the second Oregon player this week to forego his remaining college eligibility, following sophomore guard Tyler Dorsey who announced his entrance to the draft on Monday.
‘I just wanted to let you know it’s a good time in my life right now, I’ve done so much here and everything’s been great. I wouldn’t be here without the coaching staff believing in me. I’m going to take my talents to the next level and enter in the draft. What we’ve done here at Oregon, this journey wouldn’t be possible without the coaching staff, my teammates and you all fans,’ Brooks said in the video.
The 2017 Pac 12 Player of the Year, who averaged 16.1 points a game in Oregon’s Final Four campaign, is an expected second round pick according to ESPN’s NBA insider Chad Ford.