The Princeton Tigers had a magical run in this year's March Madness. Wins over Arizona and Mizzou had college brackets everywhere busted in a heartbeat. Those wins were in large part due to the performance of Newcastle's own, Tosan Evbuomwan, who has now declared for the NBA Draft.
Evbuomwan's stat lines during the Tigers' run included a 24-point outing against Creighton, to go along with 9 assists and 6 rebounds, where there fairytale would eventually come to an end. His unique ability to not only play as a big in the post, but also at 6 foot 8 inches, to be able to handle, dish out dimes and shoot the jumpshot from both inside the paint and out of it could be of big interest to NBA teams in today's hybrid game. He averaged 18 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5.2 assists over the five elimination post-season games.
Tosan looks forward to the draft and believes that he has achieved everything he could've imagined to at Princeton. "I'm ready to take the next step in my basketball career," he told ESPN. "I'm excited to show NBA teams who I am and what I'm capable of as the pre-draft process unfolds."
If drafted, Tosan will be the first Princeton player since 1984 to do so. He will also be the first player with a British passport to become drafted since Ryan Richards in 2010. Jeremy Sochan grew up in the UK before heading out to Germany and then Baylor, but was born in Poland and represents them internationally.