Indiana freshman guard Jalen Hood-Schifino declares for the 2023 NBA draft

  • 03/31/2023 11:05 am in

Indiana freshman guard Jalen Hood-Schifino is declaring for the 2023 NBA draft and will not return to school for his sophomore season.

The news was reported by Jonathan Givony and Adrian Wojnarowski of

Hood-Schifino, the Big Ten freshman of the year, averaged 13.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 33.1 minutes per game for the Hoosiers.

He’s currently regarded as a first-round pick in June’s NBA draft and could potentially be a lottery pick with a strong showing in the pre-draft process.

The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the 2023 NBA draft is 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, April 23.

The 2023 NBA draft is set for Thursday, June 22 at the Barclays Center.

Hood-Schifino becomes the fourth one-and-done player to suit up for the Hoosiers. The previous three – Eric Gordon, Noah Vonleh and Romeo Langford – were all lottery picks.

Key 2023 NBA draft dates

Early Entry Deadline: Sunday, April 23 at 11:59 p.m. ET
G-League Elite Camp: May 13-14 in Chicago
NBA draft combine: May 15-21 in Chicago
NBA draft lottery: May 16
NCAA early entry withdrawal deadline: Wednesday, May 31 at 11:59 p.m. ET
NBA draft: Thursday, June 22

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