Florida Gators sophomore guard Scottie Lewis announced his intention to declare for the 2021 NBA Draft via Instagram on Thursday night.
He will hire an agent, making him ineligible to return to Florida next season.
In his goodbye letter, he wrote:
“Gator nation!!! It has been an absolute honor being able to have that gator logo across my chest day in and day out. It was a true blessing being able to represent everyone from the alum and rowdy reptiles to the boosters and everyone else that supported us and our journey. I am beyond grateful for everything that we have accomplished and every moment will be cherished.”
He also gave a thank you to his coaches for always being honest and making him tough.
Lewis played in 21 games and started nine for the Gators this season, averaging 7.9 points and 3.1 rebounds.
He is the third Florida player to enter the draft since the conclusion of the season, along with Tre Mann and Colin Castleton. Mann signed an agent as well, while Castleton said that he is just looking for feedback.
Without Lewis, the Gators are now left with just two scholarship guards from 2020-21 on the roster heading into next season.