Da Boot Sports
By: Terrill J. Weil
BATON ROUGE, LA - Tari Eason announced that he will forgo his remaining eligibility to enter the 2022 NBA Draft as he has emerged as a potential lottery pick.
Eason, a sophomore, transferred to LSU from Cincinnati last offseason, becoming the Tigers leading scorer averaging 16.9 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.9 steals and 1.2 blocks per game. He was named first-team All-SEC and Sixth Man of the Year honors this season.
"After a long talk with my family, coaches past and present and peers, reflecting on my love for basketball, I've decided to pursue my lifelong dream by declaring for the NBA draft," Eason said. "We had some ups and some downs this season, but I believe everything we endured will help me succeed at the next level, I'm truly appreciative to the university, my coaching staff, and my teammates."
Eason does plan on signing with an agent before the NBA draft combine.
"I'm excited to show NBA teams my work ethic, as I refuse to be outworked or out-toughed," Eason added. "Also, my offensive versatility, from ballhandling, decision-making and shot-making ability out to NBA 3-point range. I try my best on and off the court to be great."