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Ryerson University's Tanor Ngom declares for the 2019 NBA Draft

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Tanor Ngom announced on Saturday that he has entered his name in the 2019 NBA Draft without an agent.

"I look forward to testing the waters and continue to learn and grow as a player," Ngom wrote.

A native of Senegal, Ngom moved to Canada when he was 15-years-old to pursue his basketball dream. He spent two seasons at Ryerson University, where he posted averages of 11.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 0.4 assists per game on 63.8 percent shooting from the floor as a sophomore.

Ngom also impressed in a preseason game against the Duke Blue Devils entering his sophomore season, when he recorded 12 points, six assists and three blocks in 24 minutes of action.

He made history prior to that by becoming the first U SPORTS player ever to be invited to the Nike Basketball Academy, an annual event that brings some of the best collegiate basketball players together.

As Luke Bellus of TSN noted, Ngom is looking to become the first player in 25 years to get drafted out of a Canadian university.

William Njoku, who attended Saint Mary's University, is the last player to do it - he was selected by the Indiana Pacers with the 41st overall pick in the 1994 NBA Draft.

Ngom, however, isn't currently on either Tankathon or NBADraft.net's mock drafts.

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