The official early entry list was released today and NC State freshman forward Ted Kapita has filed as a candidate for the 2017 NBA Draft. Kapita is a suprrise name on the list, as no info had leaked regarding his entry prior to the April 23rd deadline.
Kapita averaged 4.3 points and 3.4 rebounds as a freshman. The 6-foot-8 forward shot 61% from the field and 82% from the free throw line. His best performance came in the Wolfpack's upset win over Duke when Kapita totaled 14 points and 10 rebounds in 19 minutes.
All college players who declared will have until May 24 to decide whether to remain in the draft or return to school, provided they haven't hired an agent.
Kapita is one of four NC State players on the official early-entry list, joining freshman point guard Dennis Smith, freshman center Omer Yurtseven, and sophomore wing Maverick Rowan.