Arizona's Mannion joins Nnaji in declaring for NBA draft




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Arizona's Mannion joins Nnaji in declaring for NBA draft  

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona point guard Nico Mannion has joined fellow freshman teammate Zeke Nnaji in declaring for the NBA draft.

''I have decided to declare for the 2020 NBA draft,'' Mannion posted Tuesday on Twitter. ''I want to thank everyone who has truly helped me throughout my journey, you know who you are, including coach (Sean) Miller for giving me the opportunity to play in front of the best fans in the country.''

Mannion arrived in Tucson as the highest-rated recruit in a class that included Nnaji and Josh Green.

Mannion averaged 14 points and was second in the Pac-12 with 5.3 assists per game during his lone season at Arizona. The 6-foot-3 guard from Phoenix earned second-team all-Pac-12 honors.

Mannion was born in Italy, where his father, Pace, played professionally after being an NBA draft pick in 1983. A heady guard and creative passer, he's projected to be a first-round pick in 2020.

Nnaji declared for the draft last week and Green is expected to make a decision soon.

Arizona shored up its backcourt for next season on Monday, when Seattle grad transfer Terrell Brown committed to the Wildcats.

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