Minnesota forward/center Daniel Oturu plans to enter NBA draft

University of Minnesota sophomore forward/center Daniel Oturu plans to declare for the 2020 NBA draft, he announced in an Instagram post Monday.

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In his letter to fans, Oturu said he plans to hire an agent.

Oturu, who led the Big Ten in rebounding and blocked shots this season, is considered a frontcourt prospect with the potential to be selected in the first round of the draft in June. He is ranked as the 36th overall prospect in ESPN draft analyst Jonathan Givony's most recent top 100 prospect rankings.

The 6-foot-10 Oturu averaged 20 points, 11 rebounds and 2.6 blocks for the Golden Gophers and received first-team All-Big 10 defensive team and second-team All-Big 10 honors.

He shot 56% from the floor to lead the Big Ten.