Battle declares for the NBA Draft

Battle declares for draft

He could still return to Syracuse.
Published: April 20, 2018 | Updated: April 23rd, 2018 at 10:21 am
SU vs. Michigan State: Howard Washington hugs Tyus Battle
Battle (25) embraced during the 2018 NCAA Tournament.

Syracuse sophomore guard Tyus Battle declared for the 2018 NBA Draft Friday. After many reports surfaced on Friday, Syracuse Athletics confirmed the decision via Twitter.

In his second season with the Orange, he led in points per game (19.2) and scored at least 10 points in Syracuse’s 35 of 37 games.

To be eligible for the NBA Draft process, student-athletes needed to announce by April 22 at 11:59 p.m. Battle has not signed with an agent, and he has until May 30 to withdraw from the process if he wants to return to Syracuse. He has two years of eligibility remaining.

He is not the first Syracuse player to leave early. In the last six years, SU has had a player drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft.

The NBA Draft is June 21.

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