Blue Hens Nate Darling Declares For NBA Draft

The University of Delaware junior guard Nate Darling announced on Tuesday, that he will declare for the 2020 NBA draft. Darling will maintain his final year of college eligibility if he decides to withdraw from the draft.

The deadline for players to return to their respective colleges is June 3rd.

In his junior season at Delaware, Darling averaged 21 points per game,3.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 38.3 minutes per game in 32 games.

Darling was among the best in the Colonial Athletic Association in points per game as he was in the top three ( ranked third) with 21. The Delaware guard was also in the top 12 ( ranked 11th) in assists per game in the CAA with 2.8. The junior guard also led the CAA in minutes played per game with 38.3.

The Canada native, also made splashes nationally as Darlings’s 21 points per game had him ranked 18th overall in Divison I basketball. Darling made 107 three-pointers this season which had him ranked sixth nationally. The Hens guard 107 made three-pointers is also a single-season record in Delaware’s program.

Darling’s monster year also brought him a lot of accolades which include first-team All-CAA, NABC All-District 10, and USBWA All-District II and All-ECAC Second Team.

The Blue Hens coach Martin Ingelsby was very supportive of Darling’s decision to declare for the draft.

“We are extremely supportive of Nate’s decision to explore the NBA Draft process,” Blue Hen head coach Martin Ingelsby said. “This process will help him pursue his dreams of playing professional basketball at the highest level and we will do everything we can to help him reach his goal.”

The NBA draft takes place on June 25.


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