Arizona freshman forward Stanley Johnson intends to enter the 2015 NBA draft, Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com reports (Twitter link). The University has scheduled a press conference for later this evening when the 18-year-old is expected to announce he is leaving the Wildcats after a single season.
Johnson is an anticipated lottery pick in this June’s draft, with Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress ranking him as the No. 9 overall prospect, while Chad Ford of ESPN.com (Insider subscription required) places him at No. 11 overall.
The 6’7″ forward appeared in 38 contests for the Wildcats last season, averaging 13.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.5 steals in 28.4 minutes per game. His shooting numbers were .446/.371/.742.