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Thomas Bryant declares for NBA Draft

Fresh off his sophomore season at IU, Thomas Bryant will enter the NBA Draft

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After returning for his sophomore season at Indiana, forward Thomas Bryant has declared for the NBA Draft, but will not hire an agent.

Bryant had what many considered a disappointing season in Bloomington this year, averaging 12.6 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.5 rebounds while shooting 38.8 percent from behind the arc.

His strongest performance came in IU’s triple-overtime win over Penn State when he scored a career-high 31 points to go with 11 rebounds.

Draft Express currently lists Bryant as a late-first/early-second draft pick.

Bryant declaring does not necessarily mean he is done in Bloomington. For a refresher on the rules surrounding college players, the combine and the NBA Draft, check out this piece from last spring.

In short, Bryant could still return, but given the coaching turnover and his draft stock, don’t be surprised if he stays in the draft.