UCLA's Kris Wilkes Declares for 2019 NBA Draft, Hires Agent

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistMarch 27, 2019

UCLA Bruins guard Kris Wilkes (13) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, March 7, 2019, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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After two years at UCLA, guard Kris Wilkes has announced he is turning pro. 

Wilkes wrote on Twitter he has hired an agent and declared for the 2019 NBA draft: 

Kris Air Wilkes @kadw31

Nothing but love and good memories at UCLA. Thank you! #GoBruins 🐻💙💛 https://t.co/CZGHdWPzTb

Wilkes recently completed a strong sophomore campaign for the Bruins. He led the team in scoring (17.3 points per game) and was named to the All-Pac-12 second team.

B/R's Jonathan Wasserman doesn't have Wilkes ranked among the top 75 draft-eligible prospects in his most recent big board update.

There are some red flags in Wilkes' game that hurt his draft stock. The 20-year-old shot just 43.2 percent this season, and his three-point percentage dropped from 35.2 as a freshman to 33.7.

Even with those rough stats, Wilkes could be a first-rounder in this year's class. He's listed at 6'8" on UCLA's official website, and 247Sports rated him as a 5-star recruit coming out of high school two years ago.