Utah guard Both Gach declares for NBA Draft


The sophomore could return for his junior season

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Sports) – The future of the 2020 NBA season and draft is uncertain right now, but one thing that is certain is that Utah guard Both Gach has declared for the NBA draft.

The declaration shouldn’t come as a surprise to Utes fans. Gach is likely testing the the NBA waters, getting feedback from teams about what he needs to work on to make it to the next level. A growing number of college players, including former BYU forward Yoeli Childs, have gone through the same process over the last several years, only to return to school.

Although the NCAA relaxed rules on hiring an agent, the six-foot-six-inch sophomore will not be hiring one and is eligible to return to Utah for his junior season. Last year, Gach had an up-and-down season, averaging 10.7 points and 3.6 rebounds per game. He made 39.7 percent of his shots from the field, and just 25 percent from three-point range.

The deadline to withdraw his name from the draft, as of now, is June 15th with the NBA Draft scheduled for June 25th.

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