Georgetown junior center Jessie Govan announced on Wednesday that he will declare for the 2018 NBA Draft without hiring an agent.
First and foremost, I would like to give a huge thanks to God for watching over me and allowing all of this to happen. Also a special shoutout to my parents for always being there and supporting me. After discussing it with my parents and coaches, I would like to officially announce that I am declaring for the 2018 NBA Draft, without hiring an agent. This allows me to become one step closer to my dreams, without giving up my college eligibility. Thank you to all my coaches, teammates, and everyone that has watched me on this journey, and it's not over yet! #WayUp 🙏🏾🐶
The New York native had an impressive 2017-18 season where he averaged 17 points and 10 rebounds per game. Govan shot 50 percent from the floor and grabbed 301 rebounds under first-year head coach Patrick Ewing.
Govan, who stands at 6-foot-10, tallied 10 points and five rebounds as a sophomore.
Govan is the second Georgetown player to declare for the NBA Draft. Junior power forward Marcus Derrickson will go into the draft with plans to hire an agent.