Freshman Naz Reid announced the end of his LSU basketball career today from a post on his Instagram account.
The 6-foot-10, 250 pound forward helped lead the tigers to many victories this season, averaging 13.6 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.
"It is with this that I announce I will be leaving LSU to pursue my dream of being a professional basketball player," Naz said in his post after expressing how much he enjoyed his time playing for LSU.
The New Jersey native was a part of suspended HC Will Wade's second recruiting class.
Reid ended the post by saying, "Once a tiger, always a tiger."
The 2019 NBA draft will take place on June 20th.
A little more than 24 hours after Naz Reid made his announcement,Sophomore Point Guard Tremont Waters took to Instagram in a similar fashion to announce that he too will be leaving LSU for the NBA
Waters was a massive part of the Tigers success over the past two season. He averaged 15.6 points per game and 5.9 assists per game.
"...I believe that it is only right to announce that I will be saying my farewells to LSU to pursue my lifelong dream of playing and succeed in the NBA," Waters says on his Instagram as he thanks LSU for community for their support.
Waters was a member of suspended HC Will Wade's first recruiting class.
In back-to-back-to-back days an LSU Basketball player has announced for the NBA Draft. This time its Junior Guard Skylar Mays.
Mays took to Instagram to thank God, his family and the LSU community for their support over the past three seasons.
"I am now announcing my decision to declare for the NBA Draft," Mays said, "Because of you all, I am motivated as I drive toward this next chapter."
Mays averaged 11.1 points as a Tiger with a 32.9% 3-point percentage.
The Baton Rouge native is a Pre-Med/Kinesiology major.