University of Virginia junior forward Justin Anderson plans to enter the 2015 NBA draft, sources told Yahoo Sports.
Anderson is in the process of setting up agent meetings for later this week in Virginia, sources said. As long as he doesn’t formalize an agreement, he could still change course and return for his senior year of college basketball before the underclassman deadline of April 26.
Draftexpress.com has Anderson ranked No. 32 overall in its most recent 2015 mock draft, and league executives believe Anderson, who suffered through an injury-plagued season, could become a first-round pick with a quality pre-draft workout process.
Anderson averaged 12.2 points and four rebounds for Virginia, missing eight games because of a fractured pinkie and an appendectomy.
The Cavaliers might have been the preseason No. 1 team with Anderson in the lineup, but even with his departure to the NBA, Virginia should still be among the nation’s elite preseason teams.