Houston Cougars guard Marcus Sasser has announced that he has declared for the 2023 NBA Draft. He will leave college and head to the NBA this year. While there was some talk about him turning pro in the 2022 NBA Draft, he returned to Houston to improve his draft stock this past season. Last year most mocks did not have him as a first-round pick and he returned with the hopes that he could change that for the 2023 NBA Draft. An injury in the 2023 NCAA Tournament hampered him, and the Cougars did not reach the Final Four in their hometown.
Houston’s Marcus Sasser has declared for the 2023 NBA Draft, per his IG page.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 30, 2023
This past season as a senior with the Houston Cougars, Marcus Sasser averaged 16.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 1.6 steals per game. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 43.8 percent and a three-point percentage of 38.4 percent. Sasser is being mocked near the end of the first round of the 2023 NBA Draft, but there is a long time between now and that draft. He seems confident enough to decalre now and it is unlikely another year would improve his draft stock.
Marcus Sasser could have used his fifth year of eligibility that was granted to all players because of the impact that the Coronavirus had on the 2020-21 college basketball season. Instead he will begin his NBA journey and will hope to conivne a team to select him in the first round.