Arizona sophomore guard and consensus second-team All-American Bennedict Mathurin on Wednesday declared for the upcoming NBA Draft.
Mathurin, 19, made the announcement on Twitter. The 2021-22 Pac-12 Player of the Year did not say whether he was hiring an agent.
“It has always been a dream of mine to play in the NBA and I am ready to take that step forward,” Mathurin posted.
Mathurin is a projected lottery pick.
Mathurin led the Wildcats in scoring (17.7 points per game) and a 33-4 record. Arizona was a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and lost to Houston in the Sweet 16.
The 6-foot-7 Mathurin also recorded 5.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.
Mathurin averaged 10.8 points per game as a freshman.