The Canadian is the youngest player in the NBA Draft and appears to be trending as the first Alabama player drafted, ahead of SEC Player of the Year Herb Jones and the school record holder for 3-point makes John Petty. Primo is ranked the No. 25 prospect in the draft by ESPN, making him a candidate to be picked in the late first round.
Alabama guard Josh Primo announced on Wednesday morning that he has declared for the 2021 NBA Draft but plans to sign with an NCAA certified agent, which keeps the option to return to college on the table for him.
Alabama sophomore guard Jaden Shackelford has taken to his social media to announce his decision to enter the NBA Draft. Shackelford adds that he will not hire an agent in order to maintain his college eligibility.
The Alabama Basketball team has been off to a red hot start this season. Thanks to future NBA prospects in John Petty, Herb Jones, and Joshua Primo. Now where do these Alabama stars rank among other draft prospects?
Former Alabama point guard Kira Lewis was drafted No. 13 by the New Orleans Pelicans. Lewis becomes the highest drafted Alabama basketball player since Collin Sexton was selected eighth overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2018 draft.
With the NBA Draft lottery taking place this week, mock drafts got just a little more accurate. Former Alabama point guard, Kira Lewis, has been projected as a first rounder for several weeks now, but with his specific skillset there are few teams in range who could utilize him properly.