Illinois guard Ayo Dosunmu entering NBA Draft
Illinois Fighting Illini guard Ayo Dosunmu is entering the NBA Draft.  Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Illinois guard Ayo Dosunmu has decided to enter the 2021 NBA draft and forgo his remaining NCAA  eligibility, he said on ESPN’s The Jump on Wednesday, link via Jonathan Givony of ESPN.

Dosunmu, who returned to the Fighting Illini after testing the draft waters a year ago, enjoyed his best season in 2020-21, averaging 20.1 PPG, 6.3 RPG, and 5.3 APG with a shooting line of .488/.386/.783 in 28 games (35.1 MPG).

The 21-year-old’s strong performance as a junior earned him the Bob Cousy Award, given to the nation’s top point guard, and made him a consensus first team All-American. It also helped lead Illinois to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, though the team bowed out in the second round.

Dosunmu ranks 22nd overall on ESPN’s big board for the 2021 draft, with Givony calling him one of the best two-way guards in this year’s class.

This article first appeared on Hoops Rumors and was syndicated with permission.

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