South Carolina guard PJ Dozier has entered his name in the NBA Draft, but did not sign with an agent to keep the door open for his return to South Carolina.
The rising junior guard has until May 24 to elect to return to school instead of keeping his name in the NBA Draft. He now will be hopeful to receive an invite to the NBA Draft combine, which takes place from May 9-14.
Dozier averaged 13.8 points and 4.7 rebounds per game as a sophomore, helping lead South Carolina to the first Final Four in program history.
Dozier scored 21 points in the opening round against Marquette, paving the way for what would be a big tournament. He scored 11 against Duke in the second round before scoring 12 against Baylor in the Sweet 16. Dozier had big games on tap against Florida and Gonzaga, as he scored 17 points in each of the final two games of the NCAA Tournament for the Gamecocks.
He has been projected as a late first-round pick through much of the season, although recent mock drafts have Dozier staying in school and being a first-round pick in 2018.