King officially declares for 2019 NBA Draft

Louis King officially NBA bound: Ducks still capable of greatness

Ducks' King declares eligibility for NBA draft

OR freshman, Louis King, has hired an agent and submitted official paperwork.

The freshman becomes the third one-and-done player at OR in two seasons (Troy Brown and Bol Bol).

Randolph will have until May 29 to formally decide whether to stay in the draft or withdraw his name, a new wrinkle this cycle for undergraduate college players.

The NBA Draft will happen on Thursday, June 20th.

This decision comes on the heels of OR women's basketball star Sabrina Ionescu choosing to forgo the WNBA draft, where she would have likely been the top pick. He played a significant role in Oregon's tenacious defense that propelled the team to postseason success. He thanked friends, family, teammates, coaches, and the University of Oregon.

He played his best basketball late in the year, helping OR win the Pac-12 tournament.

King averaged 16.5 points, six boards, and 1.3 steals to help the Ducks claim the Pac-12 Tournament title and an automatic NCAA Tournament berth.

The 6-foot-8 King, who has a 7-foot-1 wingspan, has ideal measurables for a modern National Basketball Association forward prospect. King was just as impressive during Oregon's Sweet 16 run, averaging 16.3 points on 50 percent shooting, including a sizzling 61.1 percent from beyond the arc.

King, the No. 35 prospect in the ESPN 100, finished second on the team in scoring this season behind Bol.

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