Elijah Hughes To Remain In Draft

Syracuse swingman Elijah Hughes will remain in the draft, Jeff Goodman of Goodman Hoops tweets.

Hughes declared for the draft last month in a Twitter post.

The 6’6” Hughes projects as a second-round pick. He is currently ranked No. 46 overall on ESPN’s Best Available list and No. 7 among shooting guards.

He averaged 19.0 PPG, 4.9 RPG and 3.4 APG this season as a redshirt junior and earned first-team All-ACC honors. He scored 27 points against North Carolina in the ACC tournament before it was canceled.

Hughes transferred from East Carolina after his freshman season and averaged 13.7 PPG, 4.3 RPG and 1.5 APG in his first year with the Orange.

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3 thoughts on “Elijah Hughes To Remain In Draft

  1. Chris Ekstrand

    Hughes played exactly as he needed to, given Syracuse’s utter lack of inside scoring. He was the only player on the team who could create and make his own shot. He was very effective as an ensemble piece the previous year and will be again in the NBA. He is not selfish. He is a much more cerebral player than Syracuse has been producing in recent years.

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