Duke sophomore Matthew Hurt announced Wednesday that he will declare for the 2021 NBA draft and forgo his remaining college eligibility by hiring an agent. Hurt was named first-team All-ACC and was named the ACC’s most improved player after averaging 18.3 points and 6.1 rebounds per game while shooting 44.4% from 3-point range. “I’m so appreciative of Coach K, the coaches and staff at Duke for always trusting and believing in me,” Hurt wrote on social media. “It was always a dream of mine to play at Duke, and it’s also a dream of mine to play in the NBA.”
More Rumors in this Storyline
After dramatically improving his basketball game from his freshman to sophomore season at Duke, Matthew Hurt is taking going pro. Having led the ACC in scoring at 18.3 points per game last season, Hurt is joining ex-teammates Jalen Johnson and DJ Steward by declaring this summer’s NBA Draft.
Jeff Borzello: Duke forward Matthew Hurt announces he’ll return to the Blue Devils for his sophomore season. Former five-star recruit averaged 9.7 points as a freshman.
Storyline Hype Rumor visits per day for the last week
Views per day
May 11, 2021 | 5:55 pm EDT Update
Jay King: Brad Stevens: “I think obviously you feel for Jaylen. He had a great year. He’s such an important part of us in the here and now and moving forward. … First and foremost you think about him in that situation.”
Jay King: Brad Stevens said Jaylen Brown isn’t exactly sure when he hurt his wrist. It was sore at times recently. After he sprained his ankle, it was a little more sore on Friday. That’s when he had the imaging and the Celtics realized the severity of the injury.
Former University of Michigan star, NBA standout and EPSN analyst Jalen Rose was back home Thursday. He was at his Jalen Rose Leadership Academy for a pop-up vaccination event in Detroit.
Rose takes his Detroit roots seriously and wants to set an example in a demographic that has been somewhat hesitant to get vaccinated against COVID-19. “There are people that have apprehension toward whether they should get vaccinated or not,” Rose said. “I did. And the reason why I did, because I hope to get back to some sense of normalcy.”