Tulane’s Melvin Frazier staying in the 2018 NBA Draft

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Tulane junior guard Melvin Frazier is hiring an agent and staying in the 2018 NBA Draft, according to multiple reports.

The 6-foot-6 Frazier is a sleeper in this upcoming draft, as some scouts and NBA draft analysts have pegged him as a potential first-round pick. During his junior season at Tulane, Frazier averaged 15.9 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game, shooting 55 percent from the field and 38 percent from three-point range.

The Green Wave struggled to a 14-17 season and a 10th place finish in the American, so there wasn’t much optimism for next season, even if Frazier came back.

Frazier has received an invitation to the NBA draft combine in Chicago in a few weeks, as he’ll have a major opportunity to meet and potentially play in front of NBA teams to enhance his draft stock.