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WVU’s Taz Sherman Announces He Will Enter NBA Draft

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West Virginia senior guard Taz Sherman announced on Sunday that he will enter the NBA Draft, but is leaving the door open to return to the Mountaineers next season.  

Sherman can return for the 2021-22 season because the NCAA gave all players an additional year of eligibility to ‘winter sport student-athletes who compete during 2020-21 in Division I.’

Sherman made the announcement on Twitter.

 

However, because he is a senior, he can also declare for the NBA Draft, something his teammate, Sean McNeil did a few days ago. Sherman, like McNeil, is leaving the door open to return to Morgantown. NBA rules allow players like Sherman to get their ‘report card’ and then return to school, as long as they avoid signing with an agent.

Sherman is now the fourth Big 12 player to declare for the NBA Draft. Texas forward Kai Jones declared on Friday, but announced he would retain an agent, which means it’s unlikely he’ll return. Oklahoma guard De’Vion Harmon also declared, but could still return.

Sherman was part of a Mountaineers team that reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2020-21.

Sherman has played two seasons at WVU, having joined the program in 2019-20 as a junior college transfer from Collin County Community College in Plano, Texas.

 

Sherman was a sixth man for the first half of last season, before moving into the starting lineup in mid-January. He then moved back to the bench for the remainder of the season. But he was productive whether starting or on the bench, as he averaged 13.4 points, 1.8 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game.

He was the Heartland College Sports Six Man of the Year. He was also selected All-Big 12 honorable mention by the league’s coaches.

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