By Harry Allison
Chester High’s Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is two-and-done at Arizona State.
Hollis-Jefferson and Arizona coach Sean Miller held a news conference on Tuesday afternoon to confirm the sophomore’s decision to leave school and enter the NBA draft..
“I’ve never seen him this serious,” Miller said with a smile, later adding, “He did everything we wanted him to and it’s very obvious that he has a good chance to be a first-round pick and his stock can only soar as they (NBA officials) get to know him.”
Hollis-Jefferson is projected as a mid-to-late first-round pick in the June NBA draft. He is listed at No. 23 in Draft Express’ mock draft and No. 29 by NBAdraft.net. ESPN lists him as the No. 26 prospect in the 2015 draft.
Hollis-Jefferson averaged 11.2 points a game and was the Wildcats’ leading rebounder with 6.8 per game, while becoming Arizona’s defensive stopper on the perimeter. He was a first-team All-Pac-12 pick and was named to the conference’s five-player All-Defensive team.