Marquette's Olivier-Maxence Prosper staying in NBA Draft

MILWAUKEE (CBS-58) - Marquette junior forward Olivier-Maxence Prosper has decided to stay in the NBA Draft.

He made the announcement on his Instagram thanking the coaches, his teammates, and the fans saying, "my time at Marquette has been incredible" and he's "excited for what comes next."

Prosper was ranked as a late second round prospect by most draft guides but following a strong NBA draft combine and pro day earlier this week, he believes he has risen his draft stock and could be selected in the first round.

The 6-8 forward from Montreal, Quebec played two seasons at Marquette after transferring from Clemson. This past season he doubled his point production to 12.5 points per game and 4.7 rebounds per game.

Prosper hopes to be the first Marquette player drafted since Henry Ellenson was selected 18th overall by the Detroit Pistons in 2016.

The NBA draft is slated for June 22 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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