Omari Spellman To Remain In 2018 Draft

Another key Villanova contributor is going pro, with Omari Spellman announced today in an Instagram post that he’ll forgo his final three years of NCAA eligibility and remain in the 2018 NBA draft.

Spellman, a 6’9″ forward, had an impressive freshman season with the Wildcats in 2017/18, posting 10.9 PPG, 8.0 RPG, and 1.5 BPG. In addition to grabbing boards and protecting the rim, Spellman also showed an ability to knock down outside shots, converting 43.3% of his three-point attempts.

The No. 47 prospect on Jonathan Givony’s big board at, Spellman is one of four Villanova underclassmen who could be drafted next month. Mikal Bridges projects as a lottery pick, while Donte DiVincenzo and Jalen Brunson are candidates to come off the board late in the first round.

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