Minnesota center Daniel Oturu says he’s entering NBA draft

Minnesota center Daniel Oturu says he’s entering NBA draft
Minnesota's Daniel Oturu (25) reacts during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Northwestern at the Big Ten Conference tournament, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Indianapolis. Minnesota won 74-57. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) (Source: Darron Cummings)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota center Daniel Oturu says he is declaring for the NBA draft after leading the Big Ten in rebounding and blocked shots as a sophomore.

Oturu made the announcement with a letter to fans on Instagram, saying he planned to hire an agent.

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The 6-foot-10 Oturu averaged 20.1 points, 11.3 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game this season. He was second in the conference in scoring and his 56.3% shooting percentage led the Big Ten.

The native of Woodbury, Minnesota, also was selected for the Big Ten’s All-Defensive team.

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