LSU star Trendon Watford declares for 2021 NBA draft

Mar 22, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Louisiana State Tigers forward Trendon Watford (2) celebrates during the first half in the second round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament against the Michigan Wolverines at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua Bickel-USA TODAY Sports

LSU sophomore forward Trendon Watford announced Wednesday that he is declaring for the NBA draft.

The 6-foot-9 Watford said he plans to hire an agent and is focused on his professional career.

“With the support from my family, friends, coaches and teammates, I will be declaring for the 2021 NBA draft with the plan to hire an agent,” Watford said in his announcement on Twitter. “This has been a lifelong dream of mine.”

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Watford averaged 16.3 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 28 games (all starts) this season.

Over two seasons with LSU, Watford had averages of 14.9 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 59 games (58 starts).

The NBA draft is scheduled for July 29.

–Field Level Media