Dylan Cardwell, Auburn center, reportedly updates NBA Draft plans
Dylan Cardwell, a key depth player on Auburn’s men’s basketball team last season, has updated his plans for next season.
Cardwell plans to withdraw from the 2022 NBA Draft and return to school next season, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reported.
Cardwell played in all 34 games of the season and averaged 11.6 minutes off the bench. He also averaged 3 points, 3 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game, as he ranked second on the team in blocked shots (42) and third in offensive rebounds (53). He also had a streak of 14 games with at least 1 blocked shot.
Cardwell appears to have gotten the most out of the process to enter the NBA Draft, and evaluate his game and gather feedback on what his next steps need to be in order to be an elite big man.
As a freshman, Cardwell saw action in all 27 games as a reserve, and he averaged 3.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, 0.6 blocks and 0.5 assists in 15.1 minutes per game. Cardwell shot a team-best 70.5 percent from the floor, and his shooting percentage was the third-highest among SEC players who attempted at least 50 shots.
The Augusta, Georgia native came out of high school and was tabbed a 3-star prospect by 247Sports, and a top 15-ranked player in the state of Georgia by 247Sports (No. 13).