Former Hopkins HS star Zeke Nnaji entering NBA Draft

KSTP Sports
Updated: March 31, 2020 08:30 PM
Created: March 31, 2020 02:19 PM

Former Hopkins high school and Arizona Wildcats big man Zeke Nnaji is entering the 2020 NBA Draft.

"After much prayer and deliberation with my family, I have decided to make myself available for the NBA draft," Nnaji wrote on social media. "I can't wait to see what the next level in my life's journey will bring."


Nnaji is the fourth Twin Cities player to declare, with Tre Jones (Apple Valley/Duke), Daniel Oturu (Cretin-Derham Hall/Gophers), and McKinley Wright (Champlin Park/Colorado) announcing previously. Wright won't hire an agent, so going back to school is an option. Nnaji played briefly with Jones and Oturu for the AAU team, Howard Pulley.

Nnaji, the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and first team All Pac-12, is hiring Adam Pensack to represent him.

The 7-foot versatile forward led Arizona with 16.1 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. Most mock drafts have Nnaji as a first round pick.

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