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Zach Norvell Jr. declares for 2019 NBA Draft; remains eligible to return

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The Gonzaga sophomore was the third leading scorer last season.

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Gonzaga Bulldogs sophomore guard Zach Norvell Jr. announced he will enter the 2019 NBA Draft pool, although he will remain eligible to return to Gonzaga if he so chooses.

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Norvell is the third Gonzaga player to declare for the 2019 NBA Draft, joining forwards Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke. Clarke, like Norvell, still has the option to return to Gonzaga.

Snacks averaged 14.9 points for the Zags this season and was the leading three point shooter on the squad.

Norvell has not determined his final status and has until May 29 to determine whether or not he wishes to remain in the NBA Draft pool. He has appeared in various draft boards as a possible second-round pick.

If he were to return to Gonzaga for his junior season, he would most likely be the leading scorer and the face of a young, but potent, squad. With both Josh Perkins and Geno Crandall graduating, and no real point guard waiting in the wings, Norvell very well could handle some point duties, while being the offensive focal point of the squad.