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Nevada forward Cameron Oliver declares for NBA Draft

Nevada’s superstar forward has declared for the NBA Draft.

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Nevada forward Cameron Oliver has declared for the NBA Draft without signing an agent, posting a video to Wolf Pack fans Monday evening.

The sophomore forward enjoyed a tremendous season, guiding the Wolf Pack to its first Mountain West regular season and conference title and NCAA Tournament appearance in more than a decade. Oliver finished second on the team in scoring and rebounding with 16.0 points per game and 8.7 boards per game to go with 2.6 blocks per game. His defensive rebounding and block percentage marks both ranked in the top 70 in the country, individually.

Oliver has earned great praise from various scouts his first two seasons in Reno. Ranked 57th in DraftExpress’ top 100 prospects, he is projected to be the 46th overall selection in the 2017 NBA Draft, going to the Houston Rockets.

Last spring, Oliver declared for the draft but pulled his name from the pool after not signing an agent. Due to new NCAA rules, any player that signs with an agent is not allowed to go back to college. This way, Oliver is able to return to Nevada next season if he is not pleased with the feedback he receives from NBA scouts over the following months.

The 2017 NBA Draft will be held on June 22. The NCAA early entry eligibility date is April 23. The Draft Combine will take place starting May 16. Players have until 2pm on June 12 to keep or pull their names from the draft pool.