Stanford forward Harrison Ingram declares for NBA Draft
After one season at Stanford, Harrison Ingram is making the jump to the NBA.
The Pac-12’s Freshman of the Year for the 2021-22 season officially declared for the 2022 NBA Draft on Wednesday, thanking Stanford head coach Jerod Haase and his teammates in a message shared to Twitter. “Through the ups and downs, we stayed together,” he wrote.
— Harrison Ingram (@Harrisoniingram) March 30, 2022
Ingram’s draft stock is interesting.
A 5-star wing coming out of the 2021 class, per the 247 Composite, Ingram was viewed as one of the 20 best players in the country and the sixth-best wing prospect. It was always viewed as a likely outcome that he’d spend one season at Stanford and then move on.
But that one season didn’t quite go as well as maybe some had hoped, and now Ingram shows up only scarcely in mock drafts. He’s not on The Ringer’s big board (just 30 prospects at this point) or in the outlet’s first-round mock draft. He’s also not in ESPN analyst Jonathan Givony’s full mock draft, nor is he in Jonathan Wasserman’s at Bleacher Report.
Ingram, at 6-foot-8 and 230 pounds, is a super-sized wing with playmaking ability, but he struggled to assert himself at times within Stanford’s offense. The Cardinal went 16-16 this season as Ingram averaged 10.7 points in 31 minutes a night.
He did lead the team in rebounding (6.7 a game), but struggled elsewhere. Ingram ended the year with shooting splits of 39%/31%/66% while also averaged 2.3 turnovers to his three assists a night.
The physical tools are there, though. Ingram will look to rise throughout the pre-draft process.