Scotty Pippen Jr. announces NBA Draft decision
Scotty Pippen Jr. will test the NBA Draft waters.
The Vanderbilt standout tweeted Saturday morning, “I will be declaring for the 2021 NBA Draft while retaining my collegiate eligibility.” By not hiring an agent at this stage, Pippen will have the opportunity to play for the Commodores again next season.
The 2021 NBA Draft is set for July 29. The draft combine will be held June 21-27 with the lottery on June 22. The NBA has set a withdrawal deadline of July 19. Last year, the NCAA set its withdrawal deadline for 10 days after the combine.
An All-SEC first-team selection, Pippen was second in the conference in scoring with 20.8 points per game, a single-season school record for a sophomore. Pippen was also among the conference’s best in assists per game (second, 4.9), steals per game (second, 1.77) and free throws (third, 142) in the 2020-21 season. In the SEC Tournament, Pippen set a record for 25 free throws without a miss over two games.
Pippen made the SEC’s All-Freshman Team in 2019-20.