STARKVILLE, Miss. (WJTV) — Mississippi State junior guard Nick Weatherspoon announced Friday he’s forgoing his senior season to go pro.
The Velma Jackson standout averaged 11.6 points, 4.1 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 0.9 steals per game this season for the Bulldogs. He started all 21 of his appearances after he missed MSU’s first 10 games.
“It was difficult because I’ve been up there for three years, that was like my home,” Weatherspoon said. “Now, I have to leave and I got close to the coaching staff and a lot of the players. So, it’s going to be tough leaving my guys.”
His brother, Quinndary Weatherspoon, was drafted in the second round of the 2019 NBA Draft to the San Antonio Spurs. He said being close to Quinndary during his process made his decision a little easier.
“When he was going through I was asking questions, asking about certain teams and how was the workouts and stuff, workouts for NBA teams. And he was just telling me how it was and I asked a lot of questions about that.”
Weatherspoon’s teammates Reggie Perry and Robert Woodard II have also both declared for the 2020 NBA Draft and the Bulldogs are losing Tyson Carter to graduation. All four averaged 11 or more points per game. The last time MSU had four players average double figures for a season was in 2010-11. The 54.3 combined PPG is fifth-highest with all four members averaging double figures since 1979-80.