Luguentz Dort officially declares for 2019 NBA Draft The Pac-12 Freshman of the Year intends to sign with agent Share Tweet Email Print Freshman guard Luguentz Dort officially declared for the 2019 NBA Draft via ESPN and his Instagram on Wednesday. Dort said his intent is, "to sign with an agent and be all-in," according to Jonathan Givony from ESPN. Dort's projections in the draft have varied throughout the year. He has been projected as high as a late first-rounder, including ESPN who has him as the 27th best player available. However, he has more recently been projected as a mid-to-late second rounder. He also won Pac-12 Freshman of the Year honors this season, after averaging 16 points, four rebounds and two assists per game. Luguentz Dort announces via Instagram his intent to enter NBA Draft and sign with an agent. Nothing included about whether he'd consider later pull his name out based on feedback/draft stock pic.twitter.com/W7r1Lez6Nh— SunDevilSource.com (@SunDevilSource) April 10, 2019 The guard had a chance to return to ASU if he wanted. If he followed certain rules, including hiring an NCAA-certified agent, Dort could have gone through what is now called an Undergraduate Advisory Committee evaluation. This would have allowed him to gauge his draft stock while still having the safety net of returning to play collegiate basketball. But with Dort's statement, he looks to be fully committed to furthering his career. Thank you for everything @ASU #SunDevilForLife pic.twitter.com/P05YfJ9aPs— Luguentz Dort (@luguentz) April 10, 2019 Dort would immediately make an impact on an NBA team as an individual defender. He wouldn't have problems adjusting to the physicality of the NBA game with his already professional-grade frame. However, he would struggle to contribute on offense. He is a poor shooter from long-range, shooting just 30 percent from three this past season, and has trouble finishing up close at times, which is where he generates most of his points. However, Dort said he wants to show scouts how he has shored up those holes in his game. "During the pre-draft process, I would like to show NBA teams that I got better with my 3-point shot, my decision-making and also being the good defender that I am," Dort said to ESPN. The NBA Draft Combine will take place May 14 through May 19 in Chicago, with the NBA Draft taking place on June 20 in New York. Reach the reporter at email@example.com and follow @HorseySeven on Twitter. Like State Press Sports on Facebook and follow @statepresssport on Twitter. Subscribe to Pressing Matters Get the best of State Press delivered straight to your inbox. Related Stories Walmart on the ASU campus to close its doors after over six years Opinion: It's time for students to start engaging with the Democratic primary What's going on with all the construction around Tempe?