Louisville’s Jordan Nwora to test NBA draft waters

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Louisville forward Jordan Nwora is declaring for the NBA draft but will not be signing with an agent.

Nwora, a 6-foot-7 sophomore, averaged 17.0 points and 7.6 boards in his first season playing for Chris Mack, and his ability to shoot from the perimeter given his size has made him an intriguing prospect.

“If the feedback is positive, I would stay in the draft. If the feedback indicates I should return to school for continued development, then that’s what I will do,” Nwora told ESPN. “Either way, it is a positive experience that will allow me to find out what specifically NBA teams want me to improve to enhance my draft stock, whether it is for this year or next year.”

Nwora is a borderline second round pick, but he is the kind of player that can vault himself into the first round discussion next year if the develops his body and his quickness.

The deadline to withdraw from the NBA draft and retain collegiate eligibility is May 29th.