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Sabonis declares for NBA draft

Gonzaga's Domantas Sabonis (11) and Syracuse's Tyler Roberson (21) battle for a loose ball during the second half of a college basketball game in the regional semifinals of the 2016 NCAA Tournament in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Gonzaga's Domantas Sabonis (11) and Syracuse's Tyler Roberson (21) battle for a loose ball during the second half of a college basketball game in the regional semifinals of the 2016 NCAA Tournament in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Gonzaga sophomore Domantas Sabonis will skip the rest of his college career and has declared for the NBA draft. Sabonis, 19, said Thursday that he is exploring his future options without hiring an agent at this time. The son of former NBA star Arvydas Sabonis, Domantas is Gonzaga’s all-time leader in career field goal percentage at .632. The 6-foot-11 forward was an honorable mention on AP’s All-America list this season after averaging 17.6 points and 11.8 rebounds per game. “This has been a very difficult decision for me because of the amazing two years I have had at Gonzaga,” Sabonis said in a new release. “I want to thank the coaching staff, my teammates, and all of our great fans for making this such an incredible experience for me.” In just two seasons, he scored 1,002 points to become the 41st player in school history to score 1,000 points. He grabbed 694 rebounds/Associated Press.



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D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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