Mar 14, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; LSU Tigers forward Johnny O'Bryant III (2) tries to get the ball past Kentucky Wildcats forward Julius Randle (30) during the first half in the quarterfinals of the SEC college basketball tournament at Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

LSU’s Johnny O’Bryant III declares for 2014 NBA Draft


Johnny O’Bryant declared for the 2014 NBA draft after three seasons with the LSU Tigers.

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.

Tags: 2014 NBA Draft LSU Tigers

  • Chris Foosman

    The headline should be “poster child for the reason athletes get scholarships decides to throw it all away.”