Villanova combo forward Kris Jenkins and shooting guard Josh Hart will test the waters and enter the 2016 NBA draft, Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com reports (via Twitter). The players don’t appear to be hiring agents, which would allow them to withdraw prior to the May 25th deadline and return to school if they want.
Jenkins, a junior, connected on the game-winning shot Monday evening that gave Villanova the 2015/16 NCAA championship. He appeared in 40 games for the Wildcats this season and averaged 13.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists. His slash line on the campaign was .459/.386/.845. The 22-year-old entered school as the No. 74 overall prospect according to the Recruiting Services Consensus Index. He isn’t currently ranked among the top 100 prospects by Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress.
Hart comes in at No. 36 overall according to Chad Ford of ESPN.com, though he’s only the 17th-best junior according to Givony, who tabs him 68th overall and projects him as a second-round pick in 2017. The 21-year-old was the No. 97 overall recruit in his class according to the RSCI. Hart made 40 appearances for the Wildcats this season, notching averages of 15.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists to accompany a shooting line of .513/.357/.752.