As the deadline for underclassmen to declare for the 2016 NBA Draft approaches, another name has been added to the pool of draft eligible players. The latest edition is Michigan State’s Deyonta Davis.
Michigan State announced that Davis would be declaring for the draft on Tuesday afternoon. Davis will sign with an agent, so he forgoes the remainder of his college eligibility.
“I asked Coach Izzo and Coach Guy to do research for me. The information that came back made me decide to enter the draft. It was a tough decision, but after talking to my family and coaches, I felt it was the right decision and one I’m fully committed to. I’d like to thank all of the people that helped me this year – my teammates and coaches, the academic support staff and especially the fans that welcomed me with open arms,” Davis said in a statement.
“Because of their help, I’m in position to fulfill a lifelong dream of playing in the NBA. This has been a great year for me at Michigan State – including a memorable trip to Italy, being a part of the best start in school history and winning the Big Ten Tournament. I will always be a Spartan and look forward to coming back to campus like so many other pros do now.”
Davis averaged 7.5 points and 5.5 rebounds as a freshman, while setting a school freshman record with 64 blocks.
Davis will learn where the next stage of his career will begin when the 2016 NBA Draft takes place June 23 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
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