Michigan sophomore guard Kobe Bufkin is declaring for the 2023 NBA Draft.
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G Kobe Bufkin has elected to forgo his remaining eligibility and enter the 2023 NBA Draft.#GoBlue ➡️ #ProBlue pic.twitter.com/Iayy9tghyl
— Michigan Men's Basketball (@umichbball) April 2, 2023
Bufkin was one of the breakout stars in the Big Ten as a sophomore and averaged 14 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 34 minutes per game for the Wolverines.
He’s currently regarded as a first-round pick in June’s NBA Draft and has been one of the most notable risers in NBA Draft circles this season.
The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the 2023 NBA Draft is 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, April 23.
The 2023 NBA draft is set for Thursday, June 22 at the Barclays Center.
Bufkin joins Jett Howard as Michigan’s second NBA Draft declaration this season. He would be the program’s fifth early departure to be selected in the NBA Draft in the last three years.
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Well, Juwan can sell players on plenty of playing time and the chance to make an impact.
If there is anything good of this, its that no one waited until the last days to declare.
I am one more bad beat away from becoming The Joker.
Told yall to leave him out of your protections.
Lots of bad news, but at least the good is Juwan now knows where the roster stands and can recruit based on it.
NBA now drafts on potential, which Kobe showed a lot of. Congrats to him. I think he’ll be drafted late teens - early 20’s, and above Jett.
Welp, I really hope we can hit some home runs in the transfer portal. If not, going to be a very long year.