Ohio State freshman star D’Angelo Russell announced his intention to forgo his remaining collegiate eligibility and enter the 2015 NBA draft.
Russell’s announcement was reported by ESPN’s Paul Biancardi:
“This was a hard decision because I knew I could come back and play with my teammates who I love and to be coached by Coach Thad Matta again would have been awesome, but at the same time I wanted to pursue my dream of playing in the NBA,” Russell told ESPN.com on Wednesday. “I know what I am capable of and the sky’s the limit with effort. I know I have a lot to work on.”
Russell was outstanding as a freshman averaging 19 points, nearly six rebounds and five assists while playing 34 minutes per contest.