With the 2022 NCAA Tournament winding down and teams getting eliminated more players will begin declaring for the 2022 NBA Draft. Ohio State Buckeyes forward EJ Liddell has declared for the 2022 NBA Draft and plans to forgo his college eligibility. He went back to school last year to work on some things and many NBA Draft experts believe he improved his draft stock over the course of the season with Ohio State.
Ohio State’s EJ Liddell makes it official, declares for the NBA Draft and is done with college career.
Liddell is all over the board, but helped himself tremendously this past season on the defensive end.
I could see him going anywhere from 20-35.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) March 25, 2022
While he may not be a sure-fire first-round pick it does look good for EJ Liddell to hear his name called by Adam Silver in the first round of the 2022 NBA Draft. The Ohio State forward was a junior this year while at Ohio State and saw his numbers improve in every category outside of steals. He averaged 19.4 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 2.6 blocks per game. His field goal percentage also improved to 49 percent and his three-point percentage improved to 37.4 percent. Each of these numbers is an improvement from his sophomore season.
E.J. Liddell has SEVEN blocks for Ohio State tonight.
— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) November 19, 2021
Ohio State has been a top team in the Big Ten with EJ Liddell on the court, but now his dream to play in the NBA is the main focus. There is still a long process before the 2022 NBA Draft happens and during that Liddell can improve or hurt his draft stock. His number one goal is to impress a team enough to take him in the first round on draft night.