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NC State wing Torin Dorn entering 2018 NBA Draft but will not hire an agent

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NC State’s Torin Dorn is going to put his name in the 2018 NBA Draft but won’t hire an agent, so he will retain his college eligibility and can return to NC State next season if he wants. The initial report of this news came from Jeff Goodman and was later confirmed by the N&O’s Joe Giglio.

Dorn, who is a junior, could either take the opportunity this spring or lose it. He’ll have until May 30—after the NBA Combine—to decide whether or not to remain in the draft. Omer Yurtseven did this last year and came back to Raleigh. Abdul-Malik Abu and BeeJay Anya are other recent players to take this opportunity before returning to school.

I’d imagine Dorn will be back, too, given how unlikely it is that he’d be drafted, and it can’t hurt to get feedback from the pros. Going through the draft process has value for kids and since there’s no penalty in terms of his amateur status, this decision makes perfect sense.