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Baylor sophomore guard Jared Butler declares for 2020 NBA Draft


FORT WORTH, TX - FEBRUARY 29: Baylor Bears guard Jared Butler (#12) shoots a free throw during the Big 12 college basketball game between the TCU Horned Frogs and Baylor Bears on February 29, 2020 at Ed & Rae Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Matthew Visinsky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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Baylor University sophomore guard Jared Butler has declared for the 2020 NBA Draft. Butler is retaining his ability to return to Baylor throughout the pre-draft process.

Butler became a starter for the Bears partway through his freshman season. As a full-time starter as a sophomore, Butler averaged 16 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game.

Most NBA draft analysts have Butler rated as a mid-second round pick. He’s got good size for the point guard position at 6’3’’. Butler is a solid defender and good scorer.

Where Butler will need work to make it in the NBA is with his playmaking. He’s more of a scorer than a passer at this point. His shot is also streaky, even if he did improve considerable in his second season at Baylor.

The current deadline for players to declare for the 2020 draft is Sunday, April 26. If this deadline will change due to the NBA’s current suspended season is unknown.