Arkansas Basketball player JD Notae has announced he will not be returning to the Razorbacks next season and will instead declare for the 2022 NBA Draft, according to a statement he made on social media.
The senior had one year of college eligibility remaining due to the NCAA Covid-19 policy that allows an extra year of eligibility for athletes who were competing during the 2020 season.
JD Notae said he’s hired an agent, which leaves no possibility that he could return to the Razorbacks to play one final season.
JD Notae has played his final game for Arkansas Basketball team
JD Notae put up some crazy good numbers for the Hogs during the 2021-22 season. He averaged 18.3 PPG, 4.6 RPG, and 3.7 APG in about 33 minutes of action per game.
Notae will now focus on his goal of becoming an NBA player and hopes to hear his name called during the NBA Draft, scheduled for June 23, 2022.
Here’s what Notae had to say in his statement to Razorback fans:
"First and foremost, I want to thank God for the gift to play the game that I love. I also want to thank my family/support system for their never-ending support and their guidance throughout this process. I want to thank my teammates and coaching staff for believing in me and putting me in a position to be successful.Thank you Razorback nation, it’s been a pleasure to play in front of the best fans in the nation! The past three years at Arkansas have been the best of my life. I wouldn’t trade the memories I’ve made for anything, and Fayetteville will always hold a special place in my heart. I’ve dreamt about playing professional basketball since I was young and after careful consideration, I have decided to sign with an agent and enter my name in the 2022 NBA Draft."
It’s been incredibly fun for Razorback fans to watch Notae grow and develop into such a skilled player. Arkansas fans everywhere will be watching his career in the NBA with great interest.