Top prospects who returned to school, withdrawing from 2019 NBA draft

Top prospects who returned to school, withdrawing from 2019 NBA draft

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Top prospects who returned to school, withdrawing from 2019 NBA draft

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Jordan Nwora, Louisville (Forward)

Aggregate Mock Draft Rank: 45

After a freshman year in which he shot 43.9 percent on three-pointers, Louisville forward Jordan Nwora nearly tripled his output from long distance as a sophomore. That decision yielded some good news coupled with bad news.

Nwora took home the Most Improved Player Award in the ACC, recently won by Atlanta Hawks big man John Collins when he was at Wake Forrest. Unfortunately, however, the Louisville forward dropped to 37.4 percent from long range.

His draft stock was not in a bad place despite the decreased accuracy and he seemed likely to at least be a second-rounder. But unfortunately, an injury kept him sidelined for the 2019 NBA Draft Combine and he was unable to help himself catapult his way into the Top 30.

Next season, he can be one of the most productive shooters in the country. If he can knock down his catch-and-shoot jump shot at an efficient enough rate, he will likely have a role in the league considering his 6-foot-8 frame.

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