N.C. State point guard Dennis Smith Jr. was one of the best players in the ACC and the country this past season. So naturally, he declared for the NBA Draft, but did so without an agent so he could come back to school if he wants. It looks like that won’t be the case though:
Smith averaged 18.1 points, 6.2 assists and 4.6 rebounds and also recorded two triple-doubles against ACC opponents this season. While he was phenomenal and did just about everything on the court, his team was truly terrible and underachieving at 15-17 for the year. That led to the firing of Mark Gottfried and that surely played a role in Smith’s decision as well.