Rutgers Star Corey Sanders to Test NBA Waters

Rutgers star Corey Sanders won't hire an agent but he officially entered himself into the 2016 NBA Draft in a Thursday announcement. Sanders would be the first early departure for Rutgers basketball since Quincy Douby declared in 2006 and went 19th overall.

The star of Rutgers basketball has NBA aspirations, and Corey Sanders sped up the process Thursday when he entered his name into the 2016 NBA Draft. Sanders will not hire an agent, and can return to Rutgers for his sophomore season because of it.

Sanders announced his decision Thursday afternoon and was not available for further comment.

"After talking to my family and coaches, I have decided to enter my name in the NBA 2016 Draft without hiring an agent and leaving coming back to Rutgers as an option," Sanders said. "I would like to thank everybody at Rutgers University and everyone who has supported me on my journey."

Sanders led Rutgers in scoring (15.9), assists (4.3) and steals (1.8) as a freshman. He missed five total games during two separate suspensions. 

 "We are excited for Corey and support his decision," Rutgers basketball coach Steve Pikiell, said


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