NBA Draft 2017: South Carolina’s PJ Dozier to sign with agent, remain in draft

South Carolina guard PJ Dozier will sign with an agent, remain in the NBA Draft and end his college career, a source confirmed to CBS Sports on Monday morning.

The Vertical reported the development earlier Monday.

Dozier decided to "fully commit to a professional career over the weekend," according to that report. The 6-foot-6 guard is a projected second-round pick after averaging 13.9 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists as a sophomore. One obvious issue with NBA scouts is that the former McDonald's All-American shot only 27.7 percent from 3-point range in two years of college.

This development guarantees South Carolina will be without three of its four top scorers -- most notably Sindarius Thornwell -- from the team that made a surprising run to the 2017 Final Four. Frank Martin's leading returning scorer will now be Chris Silva. The 6-9 sophomore averaged 10.2 points and 6.1 rebounds this season.

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