Michigan's Hunter Dickinson to Enter NBA Draft, Maintain College Eligibility

By Kevin Harrish on May 26, 2021 at 2:53 pm
Hunter Dickinson.
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Hunter Dickinson is going to test the NBA waters.

The Michigan star announced on Wednesday that he has decided to go through the NBA Draft process, but is maintaining his NCAA eligibility and could potentially return to play with the Wolverines next season.

As a true freshman last season, Dickinson led Michigan in both scoring and rebounds, averaging 14.1 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. Dickinson scored more than 20 points in five games last season, two of which came against Ohio State when he scored 22 points in Columbus and 21 in the Big Ten Tournament.

In entering the NBA Draft pool, Dickinson joins Buckeyes Duane Washington Jr. and E.J. Liddell, who are also going through the draft process while still maintaining their eligibility to return to college basketball next season.

The deadline for a player to withdraw from the draft pool and return to college is 5 p.m. on July 19.

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