D’Angelo Russell To Declare For The NBA Draft


Shams Charania who covers the NBA for RealGM.com tweeted yesterday that Ohio State outstanding freshman guard D’Angelo Russell will declare for the NBA draft in June.

The Buckeye standout averaged 19.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.6 steals while shooting 41.1% from downtown.

Russell has drawn some comparisons to a combination of Brandon Roy and Manu Ginobili. The smoothness of the former Blazers two-guard and the ball handling/passing ability of the Spurs NBA champion. That’s a comparison that I believe fits.

The freshman stud can go anywhere from one to four in this year’s draft. Karl-Anthony Towns will likely be the top choice, but Russell to me is the no-brainer at second overall. Ahead of Jahlil Okafor.

In the most recent mock draft on NBAdraft.net, they have Russell projected to go third overall to Philadelphia.

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