Izaiah Brockington declares for NBA Draft, forgoes eligibility


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Izaiah Brockington throws down a dunk against West Virginia on Feb. 22

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After a season filled with accolades and a trip to the Sweet 16, Izaiah Brockington is moving on to the next level.

Brockington will test the waters of the 2022 NBA Draft, first reported by DraftExpress and confirmed by Nick Osen of 247 Sports Monday.

Per NBA rules, a player loses eligibility if they declare for the NBA Draft twice or hire an agent. Brockington has now done both and can’t return to college.

The announcement comes four days after he scored 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds in Iowa State’s loss in the Sweet 16 at the hands of Miami.

This season, Brockington led the Cyclones at 16.9 points per game and grabbed 6.8 rebounds per game. He shot 45 percent from the field and also averaged 1.3 steals per game.

The Philadelphia native transferred from Penn State after two years playing for the Nittany Lions. He started his career at St. Bonaventure and had an extra year of COVID eligibility that he will not use.

In what was a resurgent year for T.J. Otzelberger and the Cyclones, Brockington was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year along with receiving First Team All-Big 12 honors at the end of the season.

He was named Big 12 Player of the Week four times and Newcomer of the Week twice. He put up a career-high 35 points on Feb. 25 against West Virginia and totaled seven double-doubles this season for the Cyclones.