USC junior forward Chimezie Metu declares for NBA Draft

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Choosing to sit out USC’s NIT games was a good sign that Chimezie Metu’s college career was over. On Thursday the junior forward made that official by declaring for the NBA Draft.

The 6-foot-11 Metu led the Trojans in scoring (15.7 per game), rebounding (7.4) and blocks (1.7) this season, shooting 52.2 percent from the field. He averaged 12.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game in his career, starting 71 games, but opted not to play for USC after it was snubbed by the NCAA tournament selection committee.

Without Metu, USC escaped UNC-Asheville in double overtime but then lost at home to Western Kentucky in the second round on Monday. has Metu projected as an early second-round pick and he’s ranked 26th on its overall draft big board.

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