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OU basketball: Austin Reaves to enter 2021 NBA Draft, per report

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Austin Reaves

Senior guard Austin Reaves during the season finale against No. 15 Texas on March 4.

Senior guard Austin Reaves will forgo his extra year of eligibility provided by COVID-19 and enter the 2021 NBA Draft, according to ESPN's Jonathan Givony.

Reaves, an All-Big 12 First Team selection this season, averaged over 18 points, five rebounds and four assists per game. Reaves is the 40th ranked NBA Draft prospect according to ESPN.

The 6-foot-5 guard ended his career with 27 points on 11-of-17 shooting against No. 1 seeded Gonzaga on March 22. Reaves skyrocketed into draft consideration after his performance against the national championship favorite.

"My family and I believe this is best decision for my future and I'm super excited for the next part of my journey," Reaves said in the ESPN report. 

Austin Curtright is a journalism sophomore and The Daily's senior sports reporter. He currently covers OU men's basketball and has previously covered OU softball and soccer.

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