Syracuse freshman forward Chris McCullough will declare for the NBA Draft, a source confirmed to The Juice Online on Thursday morning. The story was first reported by RealGM.
McCullough was averaging 9.3 points and 6.9 rebounds before he suffered a torn ACL in January and missed the rest of the season. He is expected to return to action sometime in December.
McCullough is currently projected as the No. 5 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft by NBADraft.net. Most current mocks have McCullough placed in the second round of this year’s draft.
McCullough becomes the third player to leave the Syracuse program in less than a month. Sophomores Ron Patterson and BJ Johnson announced they were transferring.
The Orange bring in a highly touted recruiting class, including McDonald’s All-American Malachi Richardson, along with Frank Howard, Moustapha Diagne and Tyler Lydon. Syracuse continues to chase five-star center Thomas Bryant, who has Syracuse among his finalists.
- McAnaney: Syracuse lacrosse a tough out because it is ‘battle tested’ - April 28, 2017
- Syracuse lacrosse finds familiar result in one-goal win against Binghamton - April 22, 2017
- Syracuse stumbles out of the gate, but rallies to defeat North Carolina - April 16, 2017
- Mettus: Syracuse lacrosse ‘the team to beat’ right now - April 14, 2017
- Syracuse lacrosse flexes its muscles, pushing past Cornell - April 12, 2017
- Syracuse lacrosse enjoys rare rout, easily dispatching Hobart - April 6, 2017
- 2016-17 Syracuse basketball report card - April 3, 2017
- An early look at the 2017-18 Syracuse basketball team - March 31, 2017
- Syracuse podcast: Andrew Kouwe on Hopkins leaving, Boeheim staying, next coach - March 24, 2017
- For Syracuse, another one-goal win against Johns Hopkins comes as no surprise - March 19, 2017