Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert declares for NBA draft, does not hire agent

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SPOKANE, Wash. — Gonzaga basketball player Corey Kispert has entered his name in the NBA draft, but left open the possibility of returning for his senior season.

Kispert announced Thursday on Twitter that he doesn’t plan on hiring an agent, which would allow him to still play for the Bulldogs.

“It’s always been my dream to play in the NBA and going without an agent allows me to see where I stand,″ Kispert wrote. “”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.”

Kispert was a finalist for the Julius Erving small forward of the year award. He averaged 13.9 points per game last season and led the team with 78 three-pointers, while shooting 43.8 percent from long range.

Kispert is projected as a mid-second-round pick in this draft.

The Zags were 31-2 last season and are ranked first in some preseason polls.