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Auburn’s Walker Kessler declares for NBA Draft

Auburn sophomore Walker Kessler will declare for the NBA Draft and forgo his remaining school eligibility by hiring an agent, he instructed ESPN’s Jonathan Givony.

Kessler is ranked No. 24 on ESPN’s massive board. As Givony notes, he obtained Naismith and NABC Nationwide Defensive Participant of the 12 months honors this season, averaging 11.4 factors, 8.1 rebounds and 4.5 blocks per recreation.

“This season was a blast for my teammates and I,” Kessler mentioned. “Profitable the SEC common season and being the No. 1 ranked crew within the nation for the primary time in Auburn historical past was a dream. I actually valued on a regular basis I spent with the teaching employees and everybody across the program. It was a lot enjoyable.”

Kessler, a 7-1 middle, has impressed scouts together with his size and athleticism. He posted the very best shot-blocking proportion in school basketball during the last 15 years, in line with Givony. The NBA Draft shall be held on Thursday, June 23 in Brooklyn, New York.

“I believe NBA groups noticed the other ways I can impression the sport,” Kessler mentioned. “I’ve good timing as a shot-blocker and may transfer my ft properly switching on ball screens. I’m trying ahead to displaying the variety of my recreation, in addition to my mobility.”

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