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Kira Lewis leaving Alabama for the NBA draft

Alabama v Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - MARCH 9: Kira Lewis Jr. #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks over the offense during a game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Bud Walton Arena on March 9, 2019 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Razorbacks defeated the Crimson Tide 82-70. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

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Kira Lewis announced via Twitter that he’s declaring for the 2020 NBA Draft:

Lewis is leaving the University of Alabama after his sophomore season.

After a solid freshman season, Lewis improved across the board in his second year with the Crimson Tide. Lewis upped his scoring output by over five points per game, up to 18.5. He also dished out 5.2 assists and grabbed 4.7 rebounds per game.

Lewis was a much-improved shooter in his sophomore year as well. He knocked down 45.9% from the field overall, while hitting 36.6% from behind the arc and 80.2% at the free throw line.

At 6-foot-3, Lewis projects to be a point guard at the NBA level. ESPN currently has him ranked as the 25th best prospect in the 2020 draft class. Most analysts project Lewis to go in the latter-third of the first round.