Gueye initially declared for the draft last month while maintaining the right to return to school. However, he was widely expected to leave and turn pro as a projected second-round pick and the 20-year-old has apparently made that decision official.
The 6-foot-11 forward was named to the All-Pac-12 first team after averaging 14.3 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists on 48.8% shooting from the field in 33 games. He led the conference in double-doubles (15) and was 18th in the country in offensive rebounding (111).
Source: Washington State's Mouhamed Gueye is staying in the 2023 NBA Draft.
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Gueye opted against participating in 5-on-5 scrimmages last week at the draft combine but recorded a 7-foot, 3.25-inch wingspan, the fourth-longest measurement among all players that participated. He also had the fifth-highest standing reach (9′ 2.5″).
He tested the pre-draft process last year and participated in the G League Elite Camp before returning to school. He improved in nearly every statistical category this past year and nearly doubled his scoring from a season ago (7.4 points per game).
Though he didn’t play competitively at the combine, Gueye performed in front of teams during his agency’s pro day in Chicago. He will continue to have the opportunity to improve his stock in team workouts and interviews now that he is fully committed to the draft.