Onuaku staying in the NBA Draft


WEDNESDAY NIGHT UPDATE: Onuaku announced Wednesday night that he will keep his name in the NBA Draft.

“After speaking with my family and friends and going through the NBA process, I am excited to remain in the draft to continue the pursuit of my dream of playing in the NBA,” said Onuaku.  “I have thoroughly enjoyed my two years in Louisville and know that my development as a player and person at UofL is a major factor in where I am today.  I will miss my teammates, coaches and the great fans, but I will always be a Cardinal.”



WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE: According to InsideTheVille.com, Onuaku has said in an Instagram post that he has not “yet” made a decision on the NBA Draft.



According to multiple reports, Rick Pitino has confirmed that Louisville big man Chinanu Onuaku is keeping his name in the NBA Draft. Wednesday marks the deadline for underclassmen to withdraw their names from the draft.

As a sophomore with the Cardinals this past season, Onuaku averaged 9.9 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. He finished fourth in the ACC in blocked shots with 62 and was named to the All-ACC Defensive team.

Onuaku is projected by DraftExpress.com to be taken in the second round of next month’s draft with the No. 38 overall pick.