Villanova’s Jeremiah Robinson-Earl declares for NBA Draft

Villanova Wildcats forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (24) attempts to shoot the ball during their game against North Texas Mean Green in the second round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament on Sunday, March 21, 2021, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind. Mandatory Credit: Albert Cesare/IndyStar via USA TODAY Sports

Villanova standout Jeremiah Robinson-Earl announced Friday that he is declaring for the NBA draft.

Robinson-Earl, the co-Big East Player of the Year this season as a sophomore, said he will forego his remaining college eligibility.

“After meaningful conversation with Coach (Jay) Wright, family and my trusted circle, I have decided to sign with an agent and declare for the 2021 Draft,” Robinson-Earl wrote in a post on Twitter. “That being said, the last two years at Villanova have allowed me to grow in so many ways, as both a person and as a player. I am forever grateful to Coach Wright and the entire staff, my teammates/brothers, the faculty and all of Nova Nation.”

Robinson-Earl, a 6-foot-9 forward, recorded team-leading averages of 15.7 points and 8.5 rebounds in 25 games this season for the Wildcats.

He averaged 10.5 points and a team-best 9.4 rebounds in 2019-20 in 31 contests when he was the Big East Freshman of the Year.

In 56 career games (all starts) for Villanova, Robinson-Earl averaged 12.8 points and 9.0 rebounds. He also had 59 steals, 33 blocked shots and 44 3-point baskets.

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