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Texas Guard Tyrese Hunter Declares For 2023 NBA Draft

Texas guard Tyrese Hunter.

The Texas Longhorns may lose a key player from their squad to the NBA Draft with sophomore Tyrese Hunter declaring for the 2023 NBA Draft.

While Longhorns fans may panic, Hunter has maintained his college eligibility so more than likely he is trying to see how much buzz there is for him among scouts, and will likely return if conversations aren’t in his favor.


Hunter posted his declaration message on Twitter Friday afternoon thanking God as well as Longhorn Nation for the continued support on his journey.

Hunter, a sophomore guard from Wisconsin, was a key piece on the Longhorns Elite Eight run this season averaging 10.3 PPG, 3.0 RPG, and 2.5 ASP. While the declaration may come as a shock to fans, Hunter retained eligibility so in the event that he decides to return to college, the Longhorns will him back for the 2023-24 season.


The best outing of the season for Hunter came against K-State in a home-opening 116-103 loss where Hunter had a stat line of 29-1-1 with 55% shooting from three (5-9).

The NBA Draft takes place on Thursday, June 22nd in Brooklyn at Barclays Center.

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