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UConn’s James Bouknight declares for 2021 NBA Draft

Mar 20, 2021; West Lafayette, Indiana, USA; Connecticut Huskies guard James Bouknight (2) shoots the ball against Maryland Terrapins forward Galin Smith (30) and guard Darryl Morsell (11) during the first half in the first round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament at Mackey Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

UConn sophomore guard James Bouknight announced on social media Wednesday that he plans to enter the 2021 NBA Draft.

“I would like to announce my intention to forgo my final 2 years of eligibility and enter the 2021 NBA Draft,” Bouknight wrote in a lengthy post on Twitter. “Playing in the NBA has been a dream of mine since I was a kid and to be in this position is a dream come true.

“UConn has become my home away from home and I will always BLEED BLUE!!!”

Bouknight, a 6-foot-5 guard, averaged 18.7 points and 5.7 rebounds in 15 games (14 starts) this season for the Huskies. He missed eight games after undergoing surgery to address bone spurs in his left elbow.

The NBA draft is set for July 29.

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–Field Level Media