FSU basketball standout Jamir Watkins has officially announced his entry into the 2024 NBA Draft.

Florida State forward Jamir Watkins has announced his decision to enter the 2024 NBA Draft through his social media platforms. Watkins, who transferred from VCU, had an impressive junior season at FSU, averaging 15.6 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 1.9 steals per game.

In his draft announcement, Watkins expressed gratitude to his coaching staff, teammates, academic support, and family for their support and guidance throughout his journey. He cited his lifelong dream of pursuing a career in the NBA as the reason behind his decision to enter the draft.

Despite being named only All-ACC Honorable Mention, Watkins was a standout performer for the Seminoles, leading the team in multiple statistical categories and showcasing his versatility on both ends of the court. While there were hopes he might return for another season, the opportunity to pursue his NBA aspirations in a relatively weaker draft class was too enticing to pass up.

Watkins’s physical development during his time at FSU allowed him to dominate opponents with his strength and athleticism, while also showing improvement in his shooting. With his impressive free-throw shooting and potential for further growth, he has garnered interest from NBA teams.

Looking ahead, Florida State faces potential roster changes, with only a few players having the opportunity to return for the next season. However, they have made additions through both the transfer portal and high school recruiting to bolster their lineup.

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