Leaving Oklahoma for NBA Reaves announced Wednesday that he'll forgo his remaining eligibility at Oklahoma to enter the 2021 NBA Draft, Jonathan Givony of ESPN.com reports.
Impact Though Reaves is widely projected as a second-round pick or a candidate to go unselected in the draft, his decision to leave Norman doesn't come as a surprise, given that he was a redshirt senior this past season and wouldn't have much to gain by returning for his sixth and final year of eligibility in 2021-22. His departure is nonetheless a major loss for the Sooners, as he was named a first-team all-conference player in the Big 12 after averaging 18.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.3 three-pointers over 25 games in 2020-21. With Reaves out of the picture, De'Vion Harmon -- who also declared for the draft but could still withdraw -- will likely enter the upcoming season as the Sooners' go-to option on offense.
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