Stanford sophomore forward KZ Okpala declares for NBA draft

The Associated Press
Stanford's KZ Okpala shoots against UCLA's Kris Wilkes during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the first round of the Pac-12 men's tournament, Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Stanford sophomore forward KZ Okpala declares for NBA draft

Stanford's KZ Okpala shoots against UCLA's Kris Wilkes during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the first round of the Pac-12 men's tournament, Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Stanford sophomore forward KZ Okpala has declared for the NBA draft.

The 6-foot-9 Okpala, who is projected to be a first-round draft pick, announced his decision Thursday through the school. He has until May 29 to decide whether to stay in the draft or retain his remaining collegiate eligibility.

A first team All-Pac-12 selection, Okpala led Stanford in scoring at 16.8 points per game while also averaging 5.7 rebounds and one steal.

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Okpala was fifth in the Pac-12 in scoring and had 15 20-point games.

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