LSU’s Trendon Watford declares for NBA draft

LSU sophomore forward Trendon Watford announced Wednesday that he is declaring for the NBA draft.

The 6-foot-9 Watford said he plans to hire an agent and is focused on his professional career.

“With the support from my family, friends, coaches and teammates, I will be declaring for the 2021 NBA draft with the plan to hire an agent,” Watford said in his announcement on Twitter. “This has been a lifelong dream of mine.”

Watford averaged 16.3 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 28 games (all starts) this season.

Over two seasons with LSU, Watford had averages of 14.9 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 59 games (58 starts).

The NBA draft is scheduled for July 29.

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