Arizona’s Nnaji declares for NBA draft after one season

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Zeke Nnaji

Arizona forward Zeke Nnaji dunks against Washington State during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Tucson, Ariz. Arizona won 83-62. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Zeke Nnaji has declared for the NBA draft after one productive season at Arizona.

Nnaji did not arrive in Tucson with the same hype as fellow freshmen Nico Mannion and Josh Green, but he was arguably the best player of the three this season.

The 6-foot-11 forward from Hopkins, Minnesota, dominated at times, averaging 16.1 points and 8.6 rebounds while shooting 57% from the floor.

Nnaji was named Pac-12 freshman of the year and was a first-team all-Pac-12 selection.

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