UofL BASKETBALL | Ray Spalding Declares for NBA Draft

04/03/2018 11:43 AM

Louisville men’s basketball forward Ray Spalding declared for the 2018 NBA Draft on Tuesday morning by announcing he will keep his name in the Draft and hire an agent.

Spalding posted the following message on his Instagram account:

“Wow . That’s the only word that can be used to describe my 3 years at the University of Louisville. It’s been a journey like none other that allowed me to grow in areas I didn’t even know were possible. I’d like to thank my hardworking mother, god our savior and my close family members, for their unwavering support through it all. I’d like to thank my teammates for giving their blood sweat and tears alongside of me. I’d like to thank Coach Pitino, David Padgett, Assistant coaching staff, video coordinating staff and I’d like to thank the fans for their continued support as well. Most importantly I want to thank The City of Louisville for allowing me to live out my childhood dream and represent my city. At this time I have decided to leave my name in the draft and hire an agent.”

The Louisville, Ky. native just finished up his junior season on the UofL basketball team.

He played in 36 games this past season and averaged 12.3 points per game and 8.7 rebounds per game.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

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