Eastern Washington junior shooting guard Tyler Harvey is set to declare for this year’s draft, a source tells Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com (Twitter link). He’ll hold off on signing with an agent, Goodman adds, so it would appear as though Harvey will be able to withdraw by April 12th and retain his NCAA eligibility even if he makes a formal announcement before that date. The 21-year-old is the 41st-best prospect and the third-best among shooting guards, according to Chad Ford of ESPN.com, while Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress rates him much lower, at No. 84. Givony has been projecting him as a 2016 draft entrant and has him at No. 45 on his 2016 mock.
Harvey was the leading scorer in NCAA Division I with 23.1 points per game this season. He achieved that on 15.3 shots in 36.9 minutes per contest with 43.1% three-point shooting. His long-range accuracy is his calling card, and he’s been remarkably consistent, having made between 43.1% and 43.4% of his three-point attempts in each of his three college seasons. The 6’4″ Harvey averaged 4.0 made three-pointers per contest this year.
Eastern Washington won the Big Sky Conference tournament to qualify for the NCAA Tournament in March but fell to Georgetown in its opening game, in spite of 27 points from Harvey. The school has produced one other NBA player, Rodney Stuckey, though he played under a previous head coach.