Villanova heroes Josh Hart and Kris Jenkins will enter the NBA Draft, according to a tweet from Joe Juliano of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Both juniors, neither Hart nor Jenkins will hire an agent at this point.
With their coach's blessing, Villanova's Josh Hart and Kris Jenkins will go thru the NBA's draft evaluation process.
— Joe Juliano (@JoeJulesinq) April 6, 2016
Hart stepped up as the Wildcats’ leader this season, averaging 15.5 points and 6.8 rebounds per game while shooting 51 percent from the field and 36.5 percent from long range. He has great build for a 2-guard at 6-foot-5, 205 pounds and definitely has great NBA potential so long has he develops his offense in the mid-range.
The same can be said for Jenkins, who sunk the game-winning three-pointer in the championship game against North Carolina earlier this week. He’s built strongly for a wing at 6-foot-6, 240 pounds, but averaged 13.6 points per game and 37 percent from beyond the arc. He can make clutch shots, but could also use events like team workouts and next month’s NBA Scouting Combine to learn how he may become a more complete player if he decides to return to school.
Either way, it’s great news that neither man has hired an agent and will take advantage of the extended withdrawal deadline, one that could change the amount of one-and-dones we see in the college game in the near future.
Stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates on Hart and Jenkins’ potential paths to the draft!
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