Ohio State sophomore forward Kaleb Wesson has entered his name in the 2019 NBA Draft process, but will retain his NCAA eligibility.
OSU head coach Chris Holtmann confirmed that news Wednesday morning in a press conference at the Schottenstein Center.
Under the existing rules, players are able to declare themselves eligible for the NBA Draft, and can even hire an agent.
As long as they continue to follow NCAA guidelines, they will have the option to essentially fire that agent and come back for another year of college basketball.
Wesson had an up-and-down second season with the Buckeyes.
He averaged 14.6 points and 6.9 rebounds per game, and was frequently the Buckeyes’ best option on the offensive end of the floor. He hit 50 percent of his shots from the field and 34.7 percent from behind the 3-point arc.
However, he also missed three games late in the season due to a suspension for violating team rules.
Wesson returned for the Big Ten Tournament, scoring 17 points in a win over Indiana.
His 21-point effort helped lead the Buckeyes to a first-round win over Iowa State in the NCAA Tournament.
If Wesson decides to return, he would have two years of eligibility remaining.