Alabama's sophomore center Charles Bediako has declared his intentions to test the 2023 NBA draft according to multiple sources. Bediako follows in freshman Brandon Miller's footsteps in declaring for the NBA Draft.

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Bediako started all 37 games for the Crimson Tide this past season, anchoring the defense and providing Alabama a target in the low post. He averaged six points and six rebounds a game as a sophomore. Despite declaring for the NBA draft, the 7-foot center can still opt to return to Alabama for his junior season.

The deadline to withdraw from the NBA draft and maintain eligibility is May 31.

The sophomore arguably played the best basketball of his career down the stretch of the 2022-23 season. He scored in double figures in five of Alabama's last six games while pulling in 49 rebounds and blocking 17 shots in that same span.

Time will tell what grade the Canadian center will receive from NBA teams, but the Crimson Tide would be thrilled to welcome him back for his junior year.

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