Gonzaga Bulldogs junior Corey Kispert announced today he is going to enter the NBA Draft evaluation process, although he will not be hiring an agent.
Dream chasing pic.twitter.com/NSMNmaM9lW— Corey Kispert (@corey_kispert) April 23, 2020
Kispert was the second-leading scorer on Gonzaga, the nation’s top offense, last season, averaging 13.9 points per game. He took a huge jump forward in terms of offensive production from the 2018-19 season, after Gonzaga lost a majority of its scoring.
Kispert’s body and size, as well as his ability to shoot from three, translate easily to the NBA. He isn’t the quickest person on the floor, and would need to work on his ability to stay in front of NBA players slashing to the rim, especially if he is playing as a winger.
He has appeared in some mock drafts in the second-round. Because of COVID-19, it is clear this will not be a normal draft process, and it is unclear how Kispert would be able to highlight his abilities for scouts and teams through workouts, etc.
Because Kispert is not hiring an agent, he will be able to return to Gonzaga for his senior season if he wishes. Gonzaga is considered one of the top teams in most preseason rankings for next season, and has as good of a chance (on paper) to win the national championship. Kispert is obviously a big piece of that puzzle.