Jalen Hood-Schifino declared for the NBA Draft on Friday, ESPN reported, announcing he will leave Indiana men’s basketball after his freshman season.
Hood-Schifino is the first one-and-done player at Indiana since Romeo Langford in 2018-19.
Hood-Schifino was steady for Indiana across 32 games played, averaging 13.5 points, 3.6 assists and four rebounds. He was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year and is a finalist for the Kyle Macy National Freshman of the Year award.
In his best career game, Hood-Schifino scored 36 points and grabbed seven rebounds against Purdue on Feb. 25, setting season highs in both categories while leading Indiana to its first win at Mackey Arena in a decade. Following the victory, Hood-Schifino was named Big Ten Player of the Week. He was also named Big Ten Freshman of the Week four times.
According to most NBA Draft projections, Hood-Schifino is expected to be a first-round pick.