Colorado F Tristan da Silva to enter NBA draft

League: NCAA Basketball

Posted on: 29 Apr, 2024 at 08:26 PM

Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado forward Tristan da Silva will bypass his final season of college eligibility and enter the NBA draft.

The second-leading scorer for the Buffaloes this past season, da Silva averaged 16.0 points per game with 5.1 rebounds and a team-leading 0.6 blocks.

"As I look back on my time here in Boulder, I'm truly grateful," da Silva said in an Instagram post. "From the moment I arrived on campus to my final game as a Buffalo, I've felt like a part of the family.

"After careful consideration alongside my family and loved ones, with excitement and gratitude, I will be entering the 2024 NBA Draft."

Colorado (26-11) earned a first-four victory over Boise State and got past Florida 102-100 in a first-round 2024 NCAA Tournament game before falling to Marquette 81-77 in the second round.

A native of Munich, Germany, da Silva averaged 18.0 points with 4.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists in the three games.

In four seasons at Colorado, da Silva played in 124 games (98 starts) and averaged 11.7 points with 3.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists.

Da Silva is the younger brother of Oscar da Silva, who played in college at Stanford and began his professional career in Germany. Oscar da Silva currently plays for FC Barcelona.

--Field Level Media