Jomaru Brown testing NBA Draft waters

Jomaru Brown goes up for a layup against Tennessee State at McBrayer Arena last season.  

Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball sophomore guard Jomaru Brown announced on Twitter on April 1 that he will be going through the NBA draft process.

He said he will be going through the process to see his draft stock and use the information to decide his future. Brown can return to EKU if he decides not to be in the draft. 

“My dream has always been to play in the NBA,” Brown said in a post on Twitter. “I’d also like to thank Coach Hamilton and the whole EKU program for the platform they’ve provided me.”

He scored a career-high 41 points against in-state rival Western Kentucky University on Nov. 15. This was the most points scored by an OVC player in any game this season. It is tied for the fourth-most points ever scored by a Colonel in a game.

“This is an exciting time for Jomaru, his family and our program,” said head coach A.W. Hamilton. “Going through the NBA Draft process to get feedback will give us perspective on where Ru [Jomaru] stacks up with some of the best players in the world. As a coach, I want all of my players to reach their dreams. Ru has done everything in his power to earn the right to chase his dreams.”

Brown was named to the Ohio Valley Conference First Team and was voted to the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District 18 First Team.

“I want to thank God, my family and friends for guiding me through this process. I wouldn't be where I am today without them.”

Brown ranked fourth in the OVC in scoring at 18.4 points-per-game. He also ranked third in the conference in steals-per-game (1.9) and 12th in free throw percentage (75.1 percent).

Brown scored his 1,000th career point in the regular season finale against in-state rival Morehead State. The Colonels defeated the Eagles, 80-76 at McBrayer Arena.

The 2020 NBA Draft Combine is tentatively set to start on May 21 in Chicago. The 2020 NBA Draft is set to be on June 25 at the Barclays Center in New York.

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