Iowa State Cyclone’s Lead Guard Tyrese Haliburton has officially declared for the 2020 NBA Draft. The sophomore guard is projected to be a lottery pick and could easily find himself as a top ten selection this year. He is still considered a top ten pick despite missing part of the season due to a fractured wrist. Haliburton used his sophomore season to establish himself as one of the best guard prospects in the 2020 NBA Draft.
Sources: Iowa State’s Tyrese Haliburton will declare for the 2020 NBA Draft.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 24, 2020
Tyrese Haliburton flourished in his sophomore season and has proved he has some serious value at the next level. He is listed at 6’5 with a 175-pound frame. He may need to bulk up a little, but NBA teams have great facilities to do just that. His sophomore season at Iowa State saw him virtually carry the team with his high level of play. He averaged 15.2 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 6.5 assists per game this year. These were all massive jumps from his freshman season.
At 6-5 + 20-years-old #IowaState PG Tyrese Haliburton led all 2020 @DraftExpress Mock #nbadraft picks in APG (6.5) + was 3rd in AST-to-TO ratio (2.33-to-1) in 22 starts for the #Cyclones this season. He declared for the 2020 draft today, via @wojespn >> https://t.co/hKCTnyFRDo pic.twitter.com/1i3teGjiqT
— DraftExpressContent (@DXContent) March 24, 2020
Haliburton is incredibly talented with the kind of upside that can make NBA scouts drool over the possibilities. There may be some small concerns over his wrist injury, but it shouldn’t be a long term problem for the Iowa State guard. Players don’t often make such big jumps in a single year, but Haliburton was a force in the NCAA. There has even been some talk about the guard squeezing his way into the top five. That being said there doesn’t seem to be a way he falls past number ten.