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Tuesday / July 7.
  • Iowa State’s Tyrese Haliburton declares for the NBA Draft

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    By JACOB POLACHECK

    Iowa State sophomore guard Tyrese Haliburton is entering the 2020 NBA Draft, the school announced Tuesday.

    “After talking with my family, we have decided that it is in my best interest to declare for the 2020 NBA Draft,” Haliburton said in a press release Tuesday. “Once a Cyclone, Always a Cyclone.”

    As a sophomore, Haliburton averaged 15.2 points, 6.5 assists, 5.9 rebounds and 2.5 steals for the Cyclones. 

    However, Haliburton’s season was cut short due to a fractured wrist in February.

    Despite the injury, Haliburton was named to the All-Big 12 Second Team despite playing just half the conference season. He was also an Academic All-Big 12 First-Team honoree.

    “We are all incredibly proud of Tyrese and all that he accomplished at Iowa State,” Iowa State head coach Steve Prohm said. “He loves Iowa State and will always be a significant part of our Cyclone family. Tyrese, as well as his parents John and Brenda, have been outstanding ambassadors for this University and we are incredibly fortunate to have had them as part of our program.”

    “When Tyrese suffered his injury in February, he poured his energy into supporting his teammates and that speaks volumes about him as a person. I wish all of them the very best and know that Tyrese will be very successful. I think I speak for everyone associated with our program when I say we can’t wait to watch his career.”

    Haliburton is currently ranked as the No. 7 overall prospect in the 2020 Draft on ESPN’s Big Board.

    Photo: Iowa State Athletics

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