Colorado forward Jabari Walker will not return for his junior season, according to his father, Samaki Walker, who spoke to ESPN’s Jonathan Givony.
“Jabari is dead set on being a professional basketball player and has no plans to go back to school,” Samaki stated. “He wants to sign with an agent and put everything on the line.”
Jabari increased his scoring average from 7.6 points per game as a rookie to 14.6 points per game in his sophomore season. In Year 2, he also upped his rebounding from 4.3 to 9.4 per game. Jabari’s progress earned him a spot on the first-team All-Pac-12 team for the 2021-22 season.
Colorado concluded the season with a 21-12 record, good for fourth place in the Pac-12. In terms of points, rebounds, and blocks per game, Jabari led the squad (0.7).
Jabari’s Pro Day is set to take place in three weeks, according to reports.