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Olivier Sarr declares for the NBA Draft

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Sarr will be leaving Kentucky after one season.

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Another domino has fallen in what the future of the Kentucky Wildcats basketball roster will look like next season, as Olivier Sarr has declared he will be entering the NBA Draft.

Sarr, a senior from Bordeaux (France), will be leaving Lexington after one season in the program after transferring in from Wake Forest.

This season, he averaged 10.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game. He shot 47 percent from the field, and 46.2 from three on limited attempts.

There is no secret of how Sarr got to Lexington this season. It also isn’t a huge secret that Sarr didn’t live up to all of the hype he came in with this season. But that doesn’t discredit his ability to have success it at the next level, be it in the NBA or overseas.

The game is changing at a rapid pace, and Sarr is a mold of player that fits into that type of scheme for the prototypical center in the NBA these days. Teams are looking for guys who can hit the pick-n-pop three on a consistent basis, and Sarr showed he could do that when called upon.

With a great feel and touch on his jumper, as well as the ability to finish around the rim, Sarr will be a good pickup or project for a team.

He is currently projected to go undrafted, but with the hopes of a normal combine and pre-draft process, Sarr could see that status change if he performs well and eventually land a training camp deal with someone.

Best of luck to Olivier as he goes through this process and begins his professional career!

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