Gonzaga suffered a blow on Tuesday as all-american point guard Nigel Williams-Goss announced that he will declare for the draft and hire an agent.
“After many discussions with my coaches and family, I have decided to enter the 2017 NBA Draft with representation,” Williams-Goss said in a statement. “I am 100% confident in this decision and believe I am prepared both mentally and physically to take this step in my career and my life. As always, I give all glory to God for granting me this opportunity. I will continue to represent the entire Gonzaga community to the best of my ability.”
Williams-Goss led Gonzaga to their first Final Four in school history this season. He’s a likely second round pick.
If he had returned, he would have been a favorite to win Player of the Year and Gonzaga would have been a top ten team. Without him, the Zags are likely a top 20-25 team.