Elijah Hughes Declares For NBA Draft

Elijah Hughes of Syracuse announced on Twitter that he will be entering the NBA draft.

The small forward averaged 19.0 points and 4.9 rebounds this year as a redshirt junior and earned first-team All-ACC honors.

“I want to thank my family, close friends, teammates throughout the years, and coaching staff for supporting me throughout my basketball career,” Hughes wrote. “I cannot thank the Syracuse community and fans enough for embracing me and making me feel welcomed and comfortable. You guys believed in me from the jump and I will be forever thankful for that. I plan to enter the NBA Draft process and try and fulfill my childhood dream.”

Hughes, who transferred from East Carolina after his freshman season, is ranked 57th on ESPN’s latest list of the best available prospects.

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