Jarell Martin announced on Wednesday afternoon that he will be forgoing his final two seasons of eligibility to enter his name in the NBA Draft.
Martin just finished up his sophomore season at LSU, where he averaged 16.9 points and 9.2 boards. LSU’s season came to a disappointing finish, as the Tigers blews a 13-point second half lead to N.C. State in the opening round of the Big Dance.
Martin is projected as a late first round pick, according to Draft Express, but he’s not the only front court piece that LSU fans are waiting to hear from. Reports came out on Tuesday that Jordan Mickey was planning on declaring for the draft, and Mickey released a statement on Tuesday responding to those reports.
“I have not made a decision one way or the other at this time,” Mickey said in a statement. “But […] I do plan to explore my options regarding my future plans.