Nico Carvacho announces plan to enter NBA draft

Tyler Meguire

Nico Carvacho has big plans for next year, announcing his entrance to the 2019 NBA Draft Monday.

The 6-foot-11-inch rim protector tweeted his decision to enter April 22. Carvacho’s decision came down to the wire as April 22 was the deadline to submit his decision.

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Carvacho has until May 29 to decide if he wants to pursue the NBA and stay in the draft or if he wants to return to Colorado State University.

“After praying and talking with my coaches and family, I have entered my name into the 2019 NBA Draft for evaluation purposes,” Carvacho said. “My plan is to receive feedback from the scouts to determine what I need to work on in my senior year, as I will be maintaining eligibility throughout the entire process.”

Carvacho played in 32 games in the 2018-19 season. He could not be contained on the glass as he led the NCAA in rebounds per game (12.9) and led CSU in scoring at 16.1 points per game. He averaged 2.1 assists a game and had a 59.2 field goal percentage. Carvacho also averaged 0.7 blocks in his 2018-19 season.

Carvacho began his basketball career in Frisco, Texas, playing for Frisco High School. He also played for the Nike Team Texas Club Team. He is a redshirt junior and has played three seasons with CSU starting in 2016.

The NCAA made a rule change in 2018 allowing college players to be represented by agents who are certified by the National Basketball Player’s Association and the NCAA. The players have to request an evaluation from the NBA Undergraduate Advisory Committee. Players are allowed to go back to school if they go undrafted and participated in the NBA combine if they withdraw no more than 10 days after the combine.

Tyler Meguire can be reached at sports@collegian.com or on Twitter @TMeguire.