UofL BASKETBALL | Chinanu Onuaku will remain in the 2016 NBA Draft

05/26/2016 08:58 AM

University of Louisville sophomore forward/center Chinanu Onuaku will remain in the 2016 NBA Draft.

The 6’10” forward/center had until 11:59 Wednesday night to withdraw his name from the NBA Draft.

Onuaku released the following statement in a press release:

“After speaking with my family and friends and going through the NBA process, I am excited to remain in the draft to continue the pursuit of my dream of playing in the NBA. I have thoroughly enjoyed my two years in Louisville and know that my development as a player and person at UofL is a major factor in where I am today. I will miss my teammates, coaches and the great fans, but I will always be a Cardinal.”

Early last week, Onuaku announced he would undergo a heart procedure that was identified during physicals at the NBA combine in Chicago. He was expected to be off the court for up to two weeks. However, Chinanu did not expect the procedure to prevent him from pursuing the Draft.

As a sophomore, Onuaku averaged 9.9 points per game and 8.5 boards per game. DraftExpress has Onuaku going No. 38 out of 60 picks to the Milwaukee Bucks.


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