Johnny O’Bryant declared for the 2014 NBA draft after three seasons with the LSU Tigers.
Breaking: Johnny O’Bryant III has decided to enter the NBA draft – very thankful to Coach Jones and the fans for their support.
— LSUBasketball (@LSUBasketball) April 1, 2014
O’Bryant had an up-and-down final season for the Tigers, but when he was good, he was really good. At 6-9, 256-pounds, he possesses good size for a power forward/center and led the team with 15.4 points per game and was second to freshman Jordan Mickey with 7.4 rebounds per game.
However, he struggled with foul trouble because he’s just an average athlete and has had issues with his conditioning in the past and wasn’t the most consistent player.
Chad Ford projects O’Bryant to be a late-second round pick to potentially going undrafted, so he will need to fare well in the pre-draft workouts to boost his draft stock to avoid playing in the NBA developmental league and regret leaving school a year early.