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Bobi Klintman Declares for 2023 NBA Draft, Maintains Eligibility

The athletic wing is entering the draft process

NCAA Basketball: Boston College at Wake Forest William Howard-USA TODAY Sports

Wake Forest freshman Bobi Klintman has officially entered his name into the 2023 NBA Draft.

This shouldn’t come as a surprise, as pretty much every college player who has the potential to play at the next level will—at some point—declare for the draft and go through the process of being evaluated by the NBA scouts. Despite averaging just 5.3 points and 4.5 rebounds this season, I think most people can clearly see that Klintman has a massive amount of potential and the body type to really make a splash in the NBA. A 6-10 wing that can handle the ball, defend 1-4, and shot 36% from the 3-point line as a true freshman is definitely going to get a lot of attention from NBA GMs.

The good news is that Klintman retains his eligibility and could return to Wake next season to continue his collegiate career. The bad news for Wake fans is that Klintman very easily could shoot up the draft boards—much like Jake LaRavia did last season. In that case, there is a chance that the Swedish forward has already played his last game for the Deacs. That would be a major setback for the program next season, as Klintman was really coming into his own down the stretch, averaging 9.6 points and 9.8 rebounds over the final 5 games of the season.

Whatever his final decision is, good luck to Klintman in next couple of months and Go Deacs!