Baylor guard Matthew Mayer announced that he will enter the 2022 NBA Draft but will retain his eligibility for a possible return to Waco in 2022-23.
In 2021, Mayer appeared and started in 33 games, averaging 22.8 minutes per appearance. He averaged 9.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.2 steals, and 1.0 assists per game.
Mayer made his announcement in an Instagram post on Friday afternoon, less than 24 hours after Adam Flagler did the same.
“Thank you to everyone at Baylor and the amazing fans for the last four years,” Mayer wrote. “Being a part of a winning culture and a championship team is something that I will never forget and something that’s allowed me to prepare for the next step.
“I’m excited to announce that I’m entering my name into the 2022 NBA Draft, while retaining my college eligibility.”
While 2021-22 was his best season, over the course of his four years in Waco, Mayer averaged 6.9 points, 3.2 rebounds, 0.9 assists, and 0.9 steals.
If he elects to come back in 2022-23, it would require the use of an extra year of eligibility thanks to COVID-19.