Bryant to declare for the 2018 NBA Draft, will hire an agent
PROVO, Utah – Former BYU guard Elijah Bryant announced today he will declare for the 2018 NBA Draft and hire an agent. By hiring an agent, Bryant forfeits his senior season of collegiate eligibility.
“We want to thank Elijah for all of his hard work, dedication and commitment to this team and our program,” BYU coach Dave Rose said. “Over the last three years, he was not only a great player and leader on the court but represented the university and our program in a way that made us all proud. We wish him the very best as he pursues his childhood dream of becoming a professional basketball player.”
Bryant announced his intentions to pursue a professional career on Wednesday via his YouTube channel. Click here to see the video.
A 6-foot-5, 210-pound guard, Bryant was a first-team All-West Coast Conference player and earned NABC All-District 9 First Team honors in 2017-18. He helped lead the Cougars to 24 wins while averaging a team-high 18.2 points and adding 6.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.3 steals per game. Bryant also posted impressive shooting percentages of 49.4 from the field, 41.5 from 3-point range and 85.0 from the free-throw line.
As a sophomore in 2016-17, the Gwinnett, Georgia, native averaged 11.7 points and 3.6 rebounds for the Cougars. Prior to coming to BYU, Bryant played his freshman season at Elon in 2014-15 where he averaged 14.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists and was named the Colonial Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year.