GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Tyrese Haliburton, a former Oshkosh North guard has declared for the 2020 NBA draft and will forego his final two years of college eligibility according to his Twitter account.
Haliburton played 22 games this year at Iowa State and averaged 15.2 points, 6.5 assists and 5.9 rebounds per game. His 2019-20 season was cut short after he took a fall in a February game against Kansas State and broke his wrist.
The former 3-star recruit is an elite prospect and was projected as an NBA lottery pick before his injury. The 6-foot-5 guard excels on both ends of the floor.
The latest NBA mock draft from Bleacher Report has Haliburton going to the San Antonio Spurs with the no. 11 pick in the first round.
When WBAY talked to Haliburton last week he was still deciding what his decision would be.
“You know I put in a lot of work to get here,” Haliburton said during a FaceTime interview last Friday. “It doesn't necessarily come to a big surprise to me because of all the work I have put in throughout my life and this is what I have wanted to do my whole life.”
Haliburton has the opportunity to withdraw from the draft by June 15 if he wants to return to school. The NBA Draft is scheduled for June 25 at 6 p.m. CT on ESPN.
Once a Cyclone, Always a Cyclone❤️💛 pic.twitter.com/vK2jbaBPjI— Tyrese Haliburton (@TyHaliburton22) March 24, 2020