Wright State’s Mark Alstork tries to maneuver past Cleveland State’s Bobby Word during their game Thursday night at the Nutter Center. TIM ZECHAR / CONTRIBUTED

WSU’s Alstork declares for NBA Draft

Wright State junior guard Mark Alstork has declared for the NBA Draft, but the Thurgood Marshall graduate is not hiring an agent in order to retain his NCAA eligibility for the 2017-18 season.

“We are very supportive of Mark and his desire to play at the next level,” WSU head coach Scott Nagy said. “Part of that process is helping Mark learn what he needs to improve. I know he’s anxious to see how he fits in, and we want to help him be the best he can be.”

The 6-foot-5 Alstork led the Raiders in scoring last season at 19.0 points per game. He shot 40 percent from the field and his 84.6 percent mark from the free throw line was second highest on the team.

By declaring for the draft, Alstork can attend NBA team workouts and attend the draft combine in Chicago from May 9-14, if he receives an invitation.

The deadline for Alstork to withdraw from draft consideration and return for his senior season is June 12.

The NBA Draft is June 22.

The last WSU player drafted was Vitaly Potapenko, who went 12th overall to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1996.

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