BATON ROUGE – Second-year LSU forward Trendon Watford Wednesday announced via his Twitter account that he would participate in the 2021 NBA Draft and sign with an agent.
Watford said: “Thank you for kissing a child from Birmingham, Alabama as one of your own. It has been an honor to wear purple and gold. The past two years have been a total joy.”
He concluded: “Also, with the support of my family, friends, coaches and teammates, I will declare myself for the 2021 NBA Draft with plans to hire an agent. was my dream. “
Watford, who won both All-SEC First Team and SEC All-Tournament honors in 2021, averaged 16.3 points per game and 7.4 rebounds with 2.99 assists. In 17 league games, he averaged 15.9 points and 7.8 rebounds. He made 170 field goals, shot 48 percent from the field and had 18 treys.
Watford has started 58 of 59 career games in two seasons and has had nine games of 20 or more points this season, highlighted by a career-high 30 points in the SEC Championship game against Alabama (3 / 14) when he has scored 13 field goals. with eight rebounds and two assists.
He has had six double doubles this season with 13 in his two years at LSU. He was sixth in the league in points average and fifth in points scored at 457. He was fifth in the league in rebound average and the league leader in defensive rebound average at 5.71. Watford was fourth in the league in minutes per game at 34.6 minutes and fourth in the SEC in field goal percentage.
He finished his two years at LSU with 878 points, averaging 14.9 and 431 rebounds (7.3 on average).