Wichita State Shockers

Wichita State's Markis McDuffie declares for NBA Draft without an agent

Wichita State forward Markis McDuffie shoots against Marshall during the first half of their game in the NCAA Tournament in San Diego. A clip of McDuffie was featured in this year's "One Shining Moment" video.
Wichita State forward Markis McDuffie shoots against Marshall during the first half of their game in the NCAA Tournament in San Diego. A clip of McDuffie was featured in this year's "One Shining Moment" video. The Wichita Eagle

For the second straight year, Wichita State forward Markis McDuffie has declared for the NBA Draft without hiring an agent, according to a report from NBC Sports.

McDuffie can once again work out for NBA teams and receive feedback on his game, while also retaining his college eligibility. He has until May 30 to decide to either remain in the draft or return for his senior season at WSU.

According to McDuffie, a 6-foot-8 forward, he received positive feedback last spring and impressed scouts with his size, versatility, and defending. He missed the first-half of this season after suffering a stress fracture in his left foot before returning to average 8.5 points and 3.1 rebounds in 22 games.

If McDuffie returns to WSU, he would be one of four returners on scholarship and the only one with significant Division I experience. On top of the six seniors who are graduating, WSU saw Landry Shamet declare for the NBA Draft and sign with an agent and Austin Reaves and CJ Keyser both decide to transfer.

Wichita State forward Markis McDuffie talks during media day Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017.



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