Justin Patton will enter the 2017 NBA Draft and sign with an agent.
Patton is a possible lottery selection.
“I’m all in and this is everything that I’ve wanted,” Patton told The Vertical. “I talked this over with my family and gained a perspective. Whatever I have to do for a team, I’ll do it. I pride myself on going to the gym, working until I tire out and being the best that I can be.
“I’m a really competitive person, so I want to be the first big man taken in the draft. I know not everyone gets this opportunity.”
Patton averaged 12.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks for Creighton as a 7-foot freshman center.