Wolf Pack's Cameron Oliver says he will enter name for 2017 NBA Draft


Nevada sophomore Cameron Oliver says he will enter his name for the 2017 NBA Draft, though he will do so while retaining his college eligibility.

Oliver announced his decision in a video posted to the official Nevada men's basketball Twitter account. He thanked head coach Eric Musselman, saying he grew as a person and student-athlete.

"I will always and forever bleed the silver and blue," he says in the video.

According to the tweet, Oliver has not hired an agent, which allows him to return to the Wolf Pack for what would be his junior season in 2017-18. He made a similar decision last year, saying he would enter into the draft without an agent. He ultimately announced in May his return to Nevada.

Oliver averaged 16 points and 8.7 rebounds for the 2016-17 season, helping the Wolf Pack to win the Mountain West Conference regular season and tournament titles.

He received numerous honors during the season, including Mountain West media's defensive player of the year.

Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reported last week that Oliver would enter the draft.

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