Creighton guard Ballock fifth starter to depart


OMAHA, Neb. — Mitch Ballock, one of many high 3-point shooters in Creighton historical past, won’t return to the Bluejays in 2021-22.

The college confirmed Thursday night time that Ballock had signed with an agent and can pursue professional alternatives. He’s not ranked in ESPN’s newest best available list.

Ballock, who’s on observe to graduate in Might, ranks No. 3 on the college 3-point chart with 308, behind Kyle Korver and Ethan Wragge.

The native of Eudora, Kansas, shot 38.9% on 3s and averaged 9.9 factors per recreation this previous season for the Bluejays, who reached the NCAA event’s Candy 16.

Ballock is the fifth starter who won’t make the most of one other season of eligibility granted by the NCAA due to the pandemic. Marcus Zegarowski, Damien Jefferson and Denzel Mahoney have declared for the 2021 NBA draft and Christian Bishop plans to switch.

The Related Press contributed to this report.