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Gonzaga MBB forward Corey Kispert declares for NBA Draft

He's entering without an agent and retains his eligibility to return to Gonzaga.
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Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert (24) drives the ball while pressured by Eastern Washington guard Casson Rouse (5) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. Gonzaga won 112-77. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

SPOKANE, Wash. — Gonzaga men's basketball forward Corey Kispert announced on Thursday that he has declared for the NBA Draft without an agent.

Since he didn't hire an agent, he can return to the Zags next season if he elects not to go pro. If he chooses to return, he must make that decision by June 3. 

“After talking with the Gonzaga coaching staff and my family, I have decided to go through the NBA Draft evaluation process without hiring an agent,” Kispert said. “It's always been my dream to play in the NBA and going without an agent allows me to see where I stand. If the evaluations tell me I need to elevate my game further, I would be thrilled to return to Gonzaga and play for Zag Nation."

"Since the day I stepped foot on campus, I have grown so much as a person and as a player, and I thank God every day for GU. Thank you to Coach Few, the entire GU coaching staff, along with the most amazing fans in the country for their support with this decision," he added. 

The West Coast Conference First Team selection averaged 13.9 points per game last season and was one of the most efficient scorers in the country. He shot nearly 44% from the three-point line last season.

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