According to a report from Jonathan Givony at ESPN, Syracuse wing Tyus Battle has declared for the 2018 NBA Draft. Battle had until this Sunday (April 22) to declare; because he didn’t hire an agent, Battle is still open to return to Syracuse for his junior season.
Syracuse wing Tyus Battle, a projected first round pick on the latest ESPN mock draft, will declare for the 2018 NBA Draft without an agent, sources say.
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) April 20, 2018
Tyus Battle is Syracuse’s Iron Man; he played in 99 percent of Syracuse’s available minutes in ACC games, which is astounding. No player in the ACC used more possessions this season than Battle, per Synergy Sports.
As the lead dog at Syracuse this season, Battle played 39 minutes per game and averaged over 19 points.
This news comes a little over a week after freshman forward Oshae Brissett announced that he will return for his sophomore season at Syracuse. Last month, 5-star forward Darius Bazley, a Syracuse commit, announced that he will skip college and play in the G League next season.