Report: Dozier will hire an agent, skip final two years at USC

According to a national report, South Carolina guard PJ Dozier will hire an agent and forego his final two years of college.

By John Whittle – www.247sports.com – Source Article

Katie Dugan, 247Sports

According to Adrian Wjnarowski of The Vertical on Yahoo! Sports, sophomore PJ Dozier has decided to hire an agent foregoing his final two years of eligibility and will enter the NBA Draft.

Dozier announced last week that he would enter the NBA Draft and go through the scouting and combine process but would not hire an agent. According to the report, citing sources, Dozier made the decision over the weekend to remain fully in the NBA Draft.

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Dozier was second on the team this season with 13.9 points per game, while he also dished a team-high 2.8 assists, while pulling down 4.8 rebounds and collecting 1.7 steals per game. He played some of his best basketball of the season during NCAA Tournament action, posting 15.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game, while connecting on 50.8 percent (33-65) of his attempts from the floor in helping the Gamecocks clinch their first ever berth in the Final Four, and first Tournament win since 1973.

Dozier led the Gamecocks in scoring in the national semifinal matchup versus Gonzaga, posting 17 points to go along with nine rebounds, two assists and two steals in 30 minutes of action.

The former McDonald’s Alll-American had until April 23 to declare early entry into the NBA Draft and until June 12 to remove his name unless he hired an agent. Once an agent is involved, his final two years of eligibility will be conceded.

The NBA Draft is set for June 22.