INDIANAPOLIS – Multiple sources have confirmed that Indiana Hoosiers sophomore forward OG Anuonby will forego his junior year and enter this year’s NBA Draft. Furthermore, Anunoby will hire an agent meaning he’s not eligible to return to school.
The decision isn’t surprising, as Anunoby despite his knee injury, is projected to be a first round choice in the NBA Draft by most experts. With a knee injury and still being a first round projection, why not leave college and get paid as a professional basketball player?
What would Anunoby have to gain if he returned to Bloomington anyways? What would happen if he got injured again? That’s exactly why that risk combined with his draft stock, that he’s made the decision that he’s going pro.
Anunoby, averaged 6.8 points-per-game in his career with the Hoosiers. He came off the bench and was a huge contributor two years ago as a freshman. He averaged 4.9 points-per-game in 2015-2016 and really made his mark in the NCAA Tournament as an explosive wing player and a lock down defender.
This past year, was frustrating for him. He averaged 11.1 points-per-game, but he only played in 16 games. He missed the loss to IPFW on Nov. 22 due to sickness and then turned his ankle in the win on Nov. 30 against North Carolina and missed the three games after that due to his injury. He’d play nine more games before being injured at Penn State with that knee injury. He’d miss the remaining 15 games.
If he’s still sloted to be a first round pick despite how last season went for him, it’s best he goes and pursues his dream.