Arkansas freshman guard Anthony Black announced on ESPN’s NBA Today show that he is forgoing his remaining college eligibility and entering the 2023 NBA Draft.

Black is a projected top-10 pick in the upcoming draft and leaves Fayetteville after an All-Freshman season that saw him set program records for steals, minutes, free throw attempts, and starts by a first-year player. He was the Razorbacks’ second-leading scorer behind Ricky Council and paced the team in assists.

“Being one and done was always a goal of mine, but it wasn’t something I necessarily expected to happen,” Black said on NBA Today. “Coming in, I was focused on winning games and getting better, knowing the rest will take care of itself.”

Shortly after, Black shared the news with a note to his teammates and Arkansas fans on social media.

The 6-foot-7 guard from Duncanville, Texas was a second-team All-SEC and SEC All-Freshman selection after averaging 12.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 2.1 steals per game this season. He became the only player in Razorback history to reach 450 points, 180 rebounds, and 140 assists in a single season.

In ESPN’s latest NBA mock draft, Black is projected to be selected with the No. 8 overall pick by the Washington Wizards.

Black’s combination of skill, playmaking, and size makes him the exact kind of prospect NBA teams covet. He can handle the ball, score, and defend multiple positions. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft is all but set in stone at this point, but beyond that, anything could happen.

The Arkansas guard could see his stock rise as teams get to speak with him in person and have him turn up for private workouts.

The NBA Draft Combine is scheduled to take place in Chicago from May 15-21. The 2023 NBA Draft begins on June 22 in New York City.