USC sophomore guard PJ Dozier announced Wednesday that he is going to submit his name for the upcoming NBA draft, but will not hire an agent. That will give him the opportunity to pull his name out of the draft and return to school is he so chooses. Players have until April 23rd to announce for the draft and can pull their name out up to 10 days after the NBA draft combine wraps up next month. That deadline is May 24th.
“I want to thank my family, Coach Martin, my teammates and our amazing fans at South Carolina for the support that I’ve received thus far in my time as a Gamecock,” Dozier said in statement. “After talking with my family and Frank following our time at the Final Four, I’ve made the decision to submit my name for the Draft, but I’ve not hired an agent. I’m looking forward to continuing to grow my game and the Draft process.”
Frank Martin supports Dozier’s decision to see what he can do against other players that hope to be in the upcoming draft.
“We are all very excited for PJ and the opportunity that he has in front of him in taking full advantage of his ability to test the waters and submit his name for the Draft,” Martin said.
Dozier averaged 13.9 points per game last season. He also grabbed 4.8 rebounds and dished our 2.8 assist per game.
Listen to what PJ’s dad Perry Dozier had to say about his son’s decision to go to the NBA Draft: