Wake Forest freshman Jaylen Hoard has to decided to remain in the NBA draft and start his pro career.
Thank you for all the love and support this year. I will forever be a Demon Deacon, and hope to represent God, my family and this school in the best way possible. #GoDeacs #Blessed #NPDTV pic.twitter.com/7UtNGEYyNf— Jaylen Hoard (@JaylenHoard) April 20, 2019
You can read the official Wake Forest release here, but the basic gist is that Hoard will not being donning the black and gold in the future.
The 6-8 freshman average 13.1 points and 7.6 rebounds in 30 minutes per game last season. His production is going to be difficult to replace for the 2019-2020 season, especially for a team that already didn’t have a lot of depth in the front court.
With this news, the commit of 2019 3-star PF Tariq Ingraham makes a lot more sense, as he would have initially put the Deacs over the scholarship limit next season.
I’m sure I speak for all Wake Forest fans when I say that I wish Jaylen the best in the future and hope that he is able to have a long, successful career in the NBA.