Jalen Hood-Schifino Leaves Indiana For 2023 NBA Draft
Jalen Hood-Schifino will leave Indiana after his freshman decision to enter the 2023 NBA draft.
Hood-Schifino is a projected lottery pick.
“For me, the time is now,” Hood-Schifino told ESPN. “This has been a dream of mine since I was a little boy.”
Hood was voted the Big Ten Conference Freshman of Year and second-team All-Big Ten after averaging 13.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.7 assists.
“My freshman season was nothing short of amazing,” said Hood-Schifino, who is 6-foot-5 with a 6-foot-10 wingspan. “My coaches kept their word by having the ultimate trust in me as a freshman. We didn’t win a national championship, but overall the season was successful and experiencing March Madness was a surreal moment.”