Chris McCullough to declare for NBA Draft

This is the second-consecutive season an SU freshman has been one-and-done.

Syracuse forward Chris McCullough will declare for the 2015 NBA Draft, according to a report this morning by

The 6-foot-10-inch freshman averaged 9.3 points and 6.9 rebounds per game for the Orange this past season before tearing his ACL in January.

McCullough had been identified as a potential one-and-done player before the season began, but had stated in recent weeks that he planned to rehabilitate his knee and stay at SU for his sophomore season. His size and athleticism make him an intriguing pro prospect, but his court awareness was often questionable during the early part of SU's season.

McCullough is the second player to leave SU after only one season in as many years, as guard Tyler Ennis declared for the 2014 draft following his rookie campaign.

The Orange is expected to pull in one of the best recruiting classes in the country, with four players ranked in ESPN's Top 100, so McCullough's departure isn't a crippling blow the the Orange's chances. However, depth in the frontcourt is now a legitimate question with the graduation of ACC Most Improved Player Rakeem Christmas.


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