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ASU Basketball: Alonzo Verge Jr. exploring the NBA, declares for draft

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Third Sun Devil

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: FEB 13 Arizona State at Stanford Photo by Larry Placido/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Arizona State guard Alonzo Verge Jr. is the third Sun Devil to declare for the NBA Draft, joining fellow guard Remy Martin and forward Romello White.

Verge played in 28 games last season, averaging nearly 27 minutes per game and putting up 14.3 points per contest.

A proven scorer, Verge will surely be a valuable asset to head coach Bobby Hurley if he elects to return for his final year of eligibility. According to the NCAA, players can declare for the draft and go through the process, but if they wish to return to school, they must withdraw their name by June 3.

Although, that date could get pushed back pending workouts and the ongoing Coronavirus outbreaks. Verge did not make a formal announcement of his decision, but his name was on the early entrants list for the draft.

The 2020 Pac-12 Sixth Man of the Year scored over 20 points per game during ASU’s seven-game win streak that nearly catapulted them to a conference title entering the last two weeks of the season.

Among some of his most notable outbursts, he had a 43-point performance in a bizarre blowout loss against St. Mary’s on Dec. 18, giving him the fourth most points in a single game in program history.

Verge also had the key game-winning layup against Arizona in the Sun Devils’ 22-point second half comeback in January.

Verge is currently slated to go undrafted, according to NBADraft.net, as well as his Sun Devil counterparts. If the Chicago junior college transfer didn’t return for his last year in Tempe, then it would leave the ASU backcourt with incoming five-star guard Josh Christopher to likely run the offense.

Transfer guards Luther Muhammad (Ohio State) and Holland Woods (Portland State) have to sit out next season due to transfer rules.