Utah basketball's Kyle Kuzma to hire agent, remain in NBA Draft

Wednesday , May 03, 2017 - 5:14 PM

BRETT HEIN, Standard-Examiner Staff

Utah junior Kyle Kuzma announced Wednesday on Twitter he will hire an agent and remain in the NBA Draft.

Kuzma, a 6-foot-9 forward, averaged 16.4 points, 9.3 rebounds and shot 50.4 percent from the field for the Utes in the 2016-17 season.

He declared for the draft March 21 but did not hire an agent at that time, leaving open the possibility of returning to the Utes for his senior season.

At 21, the versatile Kuzma will look to wow the right teams in hopes of keeping Utah’s NBA Draft streak going — Delon Wright was selected in 2015 and Jakob Poeltl in 2016.

Kuzma appears at No. 59 on DraftExpress’ mock draft, sneaking into the end of the second round.

Last week, he received an invitation to the NBA Draft Combine, held May 9-14 in Chicago.

The NBA Draft is June 22.

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