Gonzaga's Nigel Williams-Goss leaving school early and is headed to NBA Draft

Gonzaga's Nigel Williams-Goss has declared for the 2017 NBA Draft and will hire an agent, eliminating the option for him withdraw his name from the draft and return to school. He announced his decision in a lengthy Instagram post on Tuesday.

Two years ago I transferred to Gonzaga University with three main goals: earn my college degree, improve my game and help Gonzaga reach its first ever Final Four. I'm proud to say all three of my goals were met. In the classroom, I earned my degree in Psychology and have begun work on my Masters. On the court, my teammates and I made school history winning 37 games, advanced to the Final Four, and played in the National Championship game. Coming to Gonzaga is the best decision I ever made.

What I was most surprised by this season was not the wins, awards, or recognition, but rather the genuine love I felt with our fans in Spokane. Since arriving, everywhere I went, I have been surrounded by love from the Gonzaga community. I cannot describe the incredible relationships I have formed in my time here and would not trade my experience for anything in the world. I could not be more grateful or humbled to call myself a Zag for life! After many discussions with my coaches and family, I have decided to enter the 2017 NBA Draft with representation. I am 100% confident in this decision and believe I am prepared both mentally and physically to take this step in my career and my life. As always, I give all glory to God for granting me this opportunity. I will continue to represent the entire Gonzaga community to the best of my ability. To all my teammates, coaches, fans, supporters, and believers...I love you and thank you! Forever and always... #GoZags

Williams-Goss was the Bulldogs' leading scorer this season, averaging 16.8 points and 6.0 rebounds in the Zags' nearly perfect 37-2 season. He transferred to Gonzaga from Washington after the 2014-15 season and played one season in Spokane, in which he was named the WCC newcomer and player of the year.

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