Ohio State's men's basketball program will not be getting another year out of star forward Keita Bates-Diop. The Big Ten standout is entering the NBA Draft, according to a report.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Buckeyes' star junior has elected to forego his final season of eligibility and pursue a career in the NBA.
He's expected to make a formal announcement sometime today.
Ohio State forward Keita Bates-Diop will pass on his final year of college eligibility and enter the NBA draft in June, sources told ESPN.
Bates-Diop, the Big Ten Conference Player of the Year, is expected to formalize an announcement at a campus news conference Monday in Columbus
Bates-Diop was the Big Ten's player of the year in 2017-18.
The 6-foot-7 forward averaged 19.8 points and 8.7 rebounds a game, leading Ohio State to the second round of the NCAA Tournament under first-year head coach Chris Holtmann.
The 22-year-old forward is projected to be a mid-to-late first round pick.