Spanish center Guillermo Hernangomez will enter this year’s draft, reports Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress (Twitter link). The 6’11” client of agent Guillermo Bermejo has first-round potential, as Givony says in his tweet, though Hernangomez is No. 42 in Givony‘s prospect rankings. Chad Ford of ESPN.com has him 40th.
The 20-year-old Hernangomez averaged 10.0 points and 5.6 rebounds in 19.6 minutes per game this season for Sevilla in his native Spain. He put up similar numbers in the Adidas Eurocamp two years ago. His athleticism isn’t ideal, but his size helps, as Ford writes in his scouting report.
Early-entry candidates must formally declare for the draft by 10:59pm Central time on Sunday to be eligible for the draft this year, so that helps explain the flurry of declarations of late. Hernangomez won’t be automatically eligible until next year, and he may withdraw from this year’s draft at any point until the NBA’s June 15th deadline.