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Nico Mannion declares for NBA Draft

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Posted at 11:43 AM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 00:52:54-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - Arizona Wildcats freshman basketball star Nico Mannion declared for the NBA Draft Tuesday.

Mannion, a 6-3, 190-pound point guard, averaged 14 points and 5.3 assists per game.

He made the announcement via Instagram.

"I have decided to declare for the 2020 NBA Draft," he wrote. "I want to thank everyone who has truly helped me throughout my journey. You know who you are, including Coach Miller for giving me the opportunity to play in front of the best fans in the county. I'll always be proud to be part of the Wildcat family! Lastly, I want to give special thanks to my parents for giving me unmatched support & love. Couldn't do it without you guys."

Mannion joins fellow freshman Zeke Nnaji to leave the program for the NBA Draft.

Recent NBA mock drafts have both players listed as possible first-round selections.

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