Nebraska guard Dalano Banton makes NBA Draft decision
Nebraska guard Dalano Banton is entering the NBA Draft while maintaining his collegiate eligibility, he announced on Monday.
Here’s Banton’s announcement:
— Dubber Don (@DALANOBANTON) May 31, 2021
Banton was arguably the lone bright spot of Nebraska’s 2020 season. The 6-foot-9 guard scored 9.6 points and grabbed 5.9 rebounds per game as the Huskers went 7-20 overall and 3-16 in conference.
Banton’s size and skillset has attracted the attention of NBA scouts. He’s unlikely to be a first round pick, but he is firmly on the radar. Sam Vecenie, The Athletic’s NBA Draft expert, has Banton ranked No. 102 on his latest big board.
If Banton does decide to return to Nebraska, he’ll have until July 7 with withdraw his name from the early entrant pool.
The Huskers should be much improved next season, as Fred Hoiberg signed one of the best recruiting classes in the country. Led by 5-star guard Bryce McGowens, the Huskers have the No. 17 class nationally and the No. 3 class in the Big Ten, according to 247Sports Composite rankings.
Nebraska also added two former 4-star prospects via the transfer portal.
The 2021 NBA Draft is on July 29.