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Creighton's Justin Patton To Apply for NBA Draft, Will Sign With Agent

Posted at 7:57 PM, Apr 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-06 22:46:44-04

Creighton center Justin Patton has declared for the NBA Draft & will sign with an agent effectively ending his college career.

  

“After much deliberation with my family and the Creighton coaching staff, I have decided the time is right to pursue my dream of playing professional basketball,” said Patton. “I have loved every bit of my two years at Creighton. My teammates were unbelievable, the coaching staff helped me develop, and the fans have been so supportive of our program. Thank you to everyone…I will forever be a Bluejay!”

 

Patton averaged 12.9 points per game this past season to go along with 6.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocked shots per game. The Omaha North alum had 72 dunks during his redshirt freshman season while being named the BIG EAST Freshman of the Year. 

 

“I haven’t coached many young men with the talent and potential that Justin has,” said Creighton head coach Greg McDermott. “It’s amazing to think of the strides he has made in the last few years, and I’m excited to see where he’ll be a few years from now. Justin’s best basketball is ahead of him, and we look forward to him joining Anthony, Doug and Kyle in the NBA in the very near future.”

 

The NBA Draft is set for June 22nd.