Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke declares for NBA Draft
SPOKANE, Wash. — Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke announced Wednesday morning that he’s declaring for the NBA Draft.
— Gonzaga Basketball (@ZagMBB) April 17, 2019
Clarke, who set a single-season record for blocks and field goal percentage, was named the WCC Newcomber of the Year in 2018-2019 after a transfer from San Jose State. In 37 games, he averaged 16.9 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 3.1 blocks.
“First, I would like to thank my family for their continued support of my basketball career,” Clarke said in a news release provided by Gonzaga. “I would also like to thank Coach Few and the entire Gonzaga coaching staff for sharing their knowledge of the game. I transferred to GU to develop my game and learn as much as I could from the top coaching staff in the country. With their help, I am confident in the player I have become and I’m ready for the next step. My teammates, my brothers, I cannot thank them enough. These have been the best two years of my life. Lastly, I want to thank the best fans in the country, Zag Nation. I will always be proud to be a Zag!”
Under new NCAA rules, Clarke can sign with an NCAA-certified agent and return to school if he chooses. He must make that decision by May 29.
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