NC State forward Torin Dorn has declared for the 2018 NBA Draft, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. Dorn, however, will not sign with an agent; this means the rising redshirt senior combo forward can return for his final collegiate season.
NC State junior Torin Dorn will declare for the NBA Draft, but won’t sign with an agent, sources told ESPN.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 9, 2018
After two seasons with Mark Gottfried, Torin Dorn flourished under Kevin Keatts; his defensive versatility allowed NC State to switch on defense, and not lose too much on the glass. On offense, Dorn can stretch it just past the college three-point line, and can function as a closeout beater, too. The 6-foot-5 Dorn is a solid finisher around the basket: 61.6 FG%, 1.28 points per possession, according to Synergy Sports.
In 2017-18, Dorn scored a career-high 13.9 points per game — good for second on the team; only 7-footer Omer Yurtseven averaged more rebounds than Dorn: 6.3.
At this point, Dorn has little NBA buzz; however, going through the draft process allows a player to gain valuable experience and some professional feedback. There’s basically no reason to not try this process. Those who declare for the draft have until May 30 to withdraw (the NCAA deadline), if they so choose, assuming the player doesn’t hire an agent.