A trio of Alabama basketball players will be “testing the NBA waters.”
Wednesday morning Kira Lewis Jr. announced on Twitter his decision to enter the 2020 NBA Draft while keeping his eligibility. The sophomore, who reclassified to join the 2018 class, played last season as an 18-year-old.
In 2019-20, Lewis Jr. averaged 18.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game. Over two years with the Crimson Tide, he had 1,031 total points, 260 assists and only 183 turnovers.
Hours later, John Petty Jr. took to Instagram announcing he will forgo his senior season to enter the draft.
In 2019-20, Petty Jr. averaged 14.5 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. He earned second-team all-conference honors after being one of the country’s best three-point shooters, ranking 9th nationally and first in the SEC shooting 44-percent from beyond the arc.
On Saturday, junior forward Herbert Jones announced on Instagram he will enter the draft while also keeping his eligibility.
Despite missing five games due to a fractured left wrist, he led the team in charges taken 22, deflections 84 and floor dives 31 while averaging 7.9 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.