LSU's Cameron Thomas, Iowa's Joe Wieskamp enter draft
LSU Tigers guard Cameron Thomas Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

LSU freshman guard Cameron Thomas announced on Twitter on Thursday that he will declare for the 2021 NBA Draft and intends to sign with an agent.

Thomas, who joins teammates Javonte Smart and Trendon Watford in the 2021 draft pool, was the Tigers’ leading scorer in 2020-21, averaging 23.0 points per contest in 29 games (34.0 MPG). Although the 19-year-old struggled a little with his shot from the floor (40.6%) and from beyond the three-point line (32.5%), his ability to get to the free throw line (7.6 attempts per game) and make his foul shots (88.2%) was a big plus.

Thomas currently ranks 15th overall on ESPN’s big board, making him a probable first-round pick. In his scouting report on Thomas, ESPN’s Jonathan Givony notes that the 6-4 shooting guard is a talented scorer but can be indifferent at times on defense, especially off the ball.

Meanwhile, Iowa swingman Joe Wieskamp – the No. 82 player on ESPN’s list – announced on Twitter on Wednesday that he’ll go through the draft process while maintaining his NCAA eligibility.

Weiskamp is coming off a junior season in which he averaged 14.8 PPG and 6.6 RPG with an impressive .462 3PT% in 31 games (29.3 MPG). If he keeps his name in the draft after testing the waters, he’ll be one of the top outside shooters available.

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

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