The latest NCAA underclassman heading to the NBA is Georgia's Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, according to Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com. The sophomore shooting guard will forgo his remaining two years of collegiate eligibility and go pro, Goodman reports. The school confirmed the news in a press release.
Caldwell-Pope improved his numbers across the board in his second season with Georgia, averaging 18.5 PPG and 7.1 RPG. He is currently ranked 21st among 2013 prospects by ESPN.com's Chad Ford and 31st by Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress.com.
Caldwell-Pope scored particularly well in a recent look at projected WARP for this year's draft class by ESPN.com's Kevin Pelton (Insider-only link). According to Ford, many general managers who use advanced metrics are high on the 20-year-old, who is viewed as a second-rounder by most scouts.
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