Texas Tech Basketball’s Zach Smith announced that he will be putting his name in the NBA Draft on Saturday morning. The Forward will not be hiring an agent per CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein which gives him the opportunity to still come back to the Red Raiders next season.
Texas Tech's Zach Smith will enter the 2017 NBA Draft, but will not hire an agent, per a source.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 22, 2017
Smith hopes to be the first Red Raider to be drafted since Andre Emmett in 2004. It will be an uphill battle for him however as he is currently projected to be undrafted and is the 30th ranked Junior prospect per Draftexpress.com. To put it in perspective, Draft Express only has 9 Juniors projected to get drafted at all. Smith will have until May 24th to decide if he wants to come back to the Tech basketball team, but for now he will see just how he stacks up in front of NBA scouts.