Oregon sophomore guard Tyler Dorsey, who played the best basketball of his career during the Ducks' run to the Final Four, announced via Twitter that he has hired an agent and plans to enter the NBA Draft.
"After this great college experience, I believe this is the time to pursue my dream of a NBA career and I am now announcing my intention to declare for the 2017 NBA Draft with an agent," Dorsey wrote. "I have carefully deliberated this decision with my family and feel the timing is now right to pursue my path to a professional basketball career."
Dorsey tested the NBA waters last year only to ultimately return to UO after it became clear that his draft stock wasn't very high. Not very many current online mock drafts project Dorsey to even be a second-round pick this year, but he won't be able to return to the Ducks if things don't go well during the draft process now that he has hired an agent.
Dorsey had a very inconsistent season in which he made three or fewer field goals in 14 games. Once the postseason came around, however, he went bonkers.
Dorsey averaged 23.6 points per game during the Pac-12 Tournament and NCAA Tournament while shooting 55.7 percent from three-point range. His play could be considered the greatest postseason showing by an Oregon player in program history and was directly responsible for the Ducks reaching the Final Four for the first time since 1939.
The question for Dorsey at the NBA level is if his outside shot is good enough to compensate for his 6-foot-4 height at the shooting guard position and lack of elite athleticism.
Now the Ducks will await word on the future status of junior forwards, Dillon Brooks and Jordan Bell. Brooks is projected by most mock drafts to be a second-round pick while Bell, who also had a strong postseason, is listed as a potential late first-round pick by many.