Since transferring to NC State from UNC-Charlotte, Torin Dorn has been an integral part of the Wolfpack starting lineup. On Sunday, NC State fans received news that Dorn would be withdrawing from the 2018 NBA Draft to return to that lineup next season.
Dorn announced that he’d be returning to the Wolfpack with a tweet on Sunday afternoon. The 6-foot-5, 201-pound guard will now have one remaining season of eligibility in Raleigh.
Dorn originally declared for the draft in April, but did not hire an agent. That allowed him to test the NBA draft process and receive feedback from league scouts before ultimately making his decision.
After averaging 12.0 points per game as a freshman at Charlotte, Dorn transferred to NC State and sat out a year before debuting with the Wolfpack in 2016-17. He played in 32 games that season and made 18 starts, averaging 9.5 points and 4.6 rebounds per game.
In his redshirt junior season, Dorn became an every-game starter and averaged 13.9 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. That ranked him second in each respective category for NC State.
Dorn will likely be the focal point of the NC State offense in 2018-19 after Allerik Freeman graduated and Omur Yurtseven elected to leave the program to transfer to Georgetown.