Haliburton declares for 2020 NBA Draft

Tyrese Haliburton celebrates after hitting a three against Oklahoma on Jan. 11. 

Sophomore guard Tyrese Haliburton declared for the NBA Draft on Tuesday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Haliburton was having a solid season as Iowa State’s top option as he took control of the team as the leader and best player.

Haliburton suffered a minor left wrist injury that kept him out against Florida A&M right before conference play and the nagging injury kept with him until the home game against Kansas State where he landed on the same wrist.

Haliburton’s wrist was announced as broken and it required surgery, ending the sophomore’s season. Haliburton was projected as a top 10 pick by many websites at the time of his injury.

In his sophomore season, Haliburton averaged 15.2 points per game on 50.4 percent shooting and 41.9 percent from three. He also added 6.5 assists per game and 5.9 rebounds per game.

He becomes the sixth member of Head Coach Steve Prohm’s 2019-20 roster that has left after seniors Prentiss Nixon and Michael Jacobson and Zion Griffin, Caleb Grill and Terrence Lewis who announced decisions to transfer.

Source: Iowa State Daily