Gonzaga forward Clarke declares for NBA draft

Gonzaga forward Brandon Clarke shot 68 percent from the field this past season.

Gonzaga forward Brandon Clarke has declared for the 2019 NBA Draft.

Clarke is viewed as a late-lottery to middle-first-round selection. He is listed as the No. 12 overall pick (Minnesota Timberwolves) in the latest Amico Hoops mock draft. He is also ranked 12th on ESPN’s list of the top NBA draft prospects.

Clarke is a transfer from San Jose State and averaged 16.9 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 3.1 blocks, while shooting a sizzling 69 percent from the field this past season.

He joins Zags frontcourtmate Rui Hachimura in entering the league as an underclassmen. Hachimura declared earlier this week.