Utah State Forward Justin Bean To Declare For 2022 NBA Draft

Mar 23, 2022, 2:32 PM | Updated: 2:35 pm

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Justin Bean #34 of the Utah State Aggies controls the ball against Colorado State Rams during the Mountain West Conference basketball tournament semifinals at the Thomas & Mack Center on March 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Utah State won 62-50. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

(Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah State forward Justin Bean announced that he will forgo his final year of eligibility and declare for the 2022 NBA Draft.

Bean announced the decision with a social media post on Wednesday, March 23.

“After talking with Claire, my family, and Coach Odom, I’ve decided to forgo my final year of eligibility and declare for the NBA Draft,” Bean posted. “I’m excited to take this next step in my journey. I’ll always be an Aggie. As true-blooded as they come. The road that got me to where I am now was challenging, but it couldn’t have been more rewarding. I now have something that every college basketball player dreams of having when it’s all said and done… No regrets.”

About Justin Bean

The Moore, Oklahoma native has played for the USU men’s basketball program since the 2018-19 season.

During Bean’s tenure with USU, the Aggies reached the NCAA Tournament two times and captured a pair of Mountain West Conference Tournament titles.

As a senior in 2021-22, Bean helped the Aggies to an 18-16 record.

During his final year with Utah State, Bean averaged 17.4 points, 9.9 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game.

In his 126 career games with USU, Bean averaged 11.5 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 0.5 blocks, and 1.3 steals per contest.

The 2022 NBA Draft will take place in Brooklyn, New York on Thursday, June 23.

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