Report: Chuma Okeke plans to sign with agent, stay in 2019 NBA Draft
Auburn F Chuma Okeke declared for the 2019 NBA Draft after an incredible season for the Tigers, even though he tore his ACL against North Carolina in the Sweet 16.
Recently, he was invited to participate in the NBA Combine, but it was reported on Monday evening that he had withdrawn from the event.
Now, it appears he’s made up his mind. Per Jonathan Givony, he’s decided to hire an agent and will be remaining in the draft:
Auburn's Chuma Okeke has elected to sign with an agent and keep his name in the NBA Draft, a source told ESPN. He will not be participating in the NBA Combine, as previously reported. It appears that Okeke feels comfortable with where he's positioned in this draft.
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) May 13, 2019
When he originally decided to withdraw from the event, there was speculation that he might return to school. Now, it appears that won’t be the case.
Where he gets drafted remains to be seen, but he showed some serious first-round skill this year at Auburn.