Marquette’s Prosper says he’d rather stay in the draft than return to school
MILWAUKEE (AP) – Olivier-Maxense Prosper has announced that he is putting his name under NBA draft consideration rather than returning to Marquette.
The 6-foot-8 forward announced his decision on Friday.
“Thank you to Marquette country, my coaches, my teammates and support staff for embracing me from day one,” Prosper said in a statement. Instagram post. “My time at Marquette has been incredible. With that being said, I look forward to being in the 2023 NBA Draft. I am excited for what comes next. On to the next chapter…”
Prosper announced last month that he was entering the draft. He could still return to school and retain his college eligibility by opting out of the draft by May 31. Prosper’s announcement on Friday indicates he is moving forward with his plans to turn pro.
Prosper averaged 12.5 points and 4.7 rebounds last season while helping Marquette go 29–7 and win the Big East title. regular season And Tournament Topic. Marquette’s season ends with A 69-60 loss to Michigan State in the round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament.
He played two seasons at Marquette after transferring from Clemson, where he spent one season.
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