The ups and downs of the season culminated in the announcement of Lon Kruger’s retirement from the game of basketball. In the wake of the news, many questioned the future of the Oklahoma Sooners and the likes of Austin Reaves as well as Brady Manek. However, the mystery of the former has been solved as the guard announced his intentions to enter the upcoming NBA Draft.
Transferring in to the University of Oklahoma after playing two years elsewhere, Reaves cemented himself as an integral part of the Sooners program. Often times handling the ball while coming up the court, the guard positioned himself as a go-to scorer and vocal leader on the court.
Standing 6-5, Reaves led the program in scoring behind 18.3 points each outing. In addition the shooter knocked down 44.3% of his attempts from the floor. Despite the high percentage, the one negative about the guard in the eyes of the NBA Execs will likely be the three point percentage — 30.5%. Still, Reaves basketball IQ and ability to facilitate and score remain an appealing option for those in need of backcourt talent.
As it currently stands, Reaves is the No. 40 overall prospect in the upcoming draft. With a chance to better that number, the senior will work out in front of various teams at the NBA combine ahead of the official draft date.