Michigan State's Nick Ward enters name in NBA Draft

EAST LANSING, MI - FEBRUARY 20: Nick Ward #44 of the Michigan State Spartans shoots a free throw during a game against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Breslin Center on February 20, 2018 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Michigan State sophomore forward Nick Ward announced he will enter his name in the NBA Draft, but won't hire an agent at this time.

Ward, 20, has played in 70 games for the Spartans and averaged 19.4 minutes, 13.1 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.4 blocks with a 61.7% shooting percentage.

Ward helped lead the Spartans to a 30-5 record and the Big Ten regular season title during this past season.  The Ohio native never made it past the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament during his time with the Spartans.

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