AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn freshman Jabari Smith, who led the Tigers to their first No. 1 ranking, is entering the NBA draft.
Smith, who is projected as a potential No. 1 overall pick, lived up to his billing as the highest-rated recruit in program history. He announced his decision in a video posted on social media.
The 6-foot-10 Smith led the Tigers in scoring and 3-point shooting, averaging 16.9 points and 7.4 rebounds.
The program’s second consensus All-American, Smith was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year.