Louisville forward Jordan Nwora has officially declared for the NBA Draft, per an announcement made by him on his official Instagram page.
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The 2018-19 season is over and although it didn’t end like we all would have wanted, I’m happy to have been part of it and proud of the team’s accomplishments. To my teammates, we are forever brothers. We went into the season a little unsure, but came out stronger. To Coach Mack and all the coaching staff, I can’t thank you enough for all the guidance and support. Your faith in me is what led to my improvement. To the city of Louisville, the University, and the fans, you are all amazing. The shout-outs and cheering and overall support really helped give the team confidence. The combination of my teammates, coaches, and fans held team 105 to its motto of being – tough, together, and unbreakable. Looking forward, I have decided to test the NBA draft waters. I am excited to receive feedback from the teams. With my strong Louisville foundation, I am excited for the future. Whatever happens, I am a Card for life. L1C4 🔴⚫️🐔
Nwora is coming off a breakout 2018 season where he led Louisville in scoring, averaging 17 points per game on 44.6% shooting (37.4% on three-point attempts). Nwora also averaged 7.6 rebounds per game and finished with a 20.7 PER. His performance in 2018 earned him a spot on the All-ACC Third Team roster, as well as the Most Improved Player award from the conference.
His current projected stock in the NBA Draft is somewhere around the late first to early second round range, with NBAdraft.net having Nwora at #24 overall to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
While Nwora has declared for the NBA Draft, he has yet to sign with an agent. However, under the new early entrant rules, all players who declare for the NBA Draft can now sign with an agent and have an evaluation by the NBA Undergraduate Advisory Committee, then return to school if they so desire. In the event that Nwora goes forward with the NBA Draft and somehow is not selected, he can still return for his junior season, as long as the university is notified by the following Monday after the draft.