Syracuse forward Tyler Lydon intends to sign with an agent and enter his name in the 2017 NBA draft, according to Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports. If Lydon formally hires an agent, he’ll forfeit the ability to withdraw his name from the draft pool later on and will forgo his remaining years of NCAA eligibility.
The sophomore is currently slated to fall in the 25-35 range, Rothstein writes, but could get a better understanding of what his personal forecast might look like after going through the NBA combine process prior to officially signing an agent.
Though his Orange squad fell in the second round of the NIT, he profiles as a solid 3-4 with good size and an ability to step out and hit the three. He shot .392 from beyond the arc in his second NCAA season.
Though much can change between now and the deadline to withdraw from the draft, Draft Express ranks the forward slightly higher than Rothstein at No. 23 in their latest mock. News of head coach Jim Boeheim returning to campus, however, could give the 20-year-old added incentive to go back for his junior season.