ASU Freshman Star Dort To Enter NBA Draft

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As of now, we don’t know if Bobby Hurley is staying but Wednesday morning it became official Arizona State freshman guard Luguentz Dort isn’t.

Dort will hire an agent and is “all in” on the NBA moving forward according to ESPN’s Jonathan Givony.

The 6-foot-4, 215-point shooting guard averaged 16.1 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists. He was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and garnered second-team All-Conference honors.

A four-star recruit from Montreal, Quebec Dort made an immediate impact his only season in Tempe as the Devils advanced in the NCAA tournament for the first time in several years. 

While he struggled at times with consistency offensively, Dort was arguably ASU’s top defender. An intense all-around player, he averaged 1.5 steals per game and used his strong upper body to keep opponents out of the paint.

He’s projected by many to go anywhere late in the first round of this summer’s draft.

 

 

 

A Valley native, Eric has had a passion for the Arizona sports scene since an early age. He has covered some of the biggest events including Super Bowls, national championships and the NBA and MLB playoffs in his near 20 years in local media.