Iowa State sophomore guard Tyrese Haliburton has declared for the 2020 NBA Draft, according to ESPN.
Haliburton is considered one of the top guard prospects in the draft, but he’s far from a player who has been on the NBA radar for a long period of time.
Haliburton started off his career as an under-recruited three-star recruit out of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, but in just two seasons became an elite NBA prospect. He averaged 15.2 points, 5.9 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game while shooting 50.4 percent from the field and 41.9 percent from three-point range.
His season came to an end in early February when he broke his left (non-shooting) wrist, however the injury should not affect his draft stock.
Haliburton released this video on Twitter.
Once a Cyclone, Always a Cyclone❤️💛 pic.twitter.com/vK2jbaBPjI— Tyrese Haliburton (@TyHaliburton22) March 24, 2020
Haliburton told 247Sports in an interview, “I wouldn’t say I’m a late bloomer; I would just say it took some time for people to realize who I am. I’ve always been this guy. I spend a lot of time in the gym and I always have spent a lot of time in the gym. I put in a lot of work to get to this point.”
For Iowa State, it was an expected move, but still leaves them with another scholarship to fill as they now have four total after the transfers of Zion Griffin, Terrence Lewis and Caleb Grill.