Another Minnesotan has entered the NBA Draft process as Hopkins grad Zeke Nnaji announced on Twitter that he plans to leave Arizona and declare for the draft.
Nnaji leaves Arizona after one season with the Wildcats where he recorded 16.1 points and 8.6 rebounds in 32 games. The second highest-rated recruit in last year's Minnesota graduating class (behind Rochester John Marshall alum Matthew Hurt, who went to Duke) also won the Pac 12 Newcomer of the Year Award.
Nnaji will join Daniel Oturu (Minnesota), Tre Jones (Duke) and McKinley Wright IV (Colorado) as Minnesotans to test the draft process, although it's not yet clear if Wright will keep his name in the draft or return for his senior season at Colorado.
There could be more Minnesotans filing the paperwork to head to the draft in the coming weeks as Hurt and Tyrell Terry (DeLaSalle) of Stanford have yet to announce their plans.
Gophers point guard Marcus Carr is also keeping his eligibility open while testing the draft process.