Gonzaga standout Hachimura headed for draft

Rui Hachimura of Gonzaga has declared for the NBA Draft.

Gonzaga’s leading scorer, forward Rui Hachimura, declared for the NBA Draft on Monday, announcing his decision through the school.

“The last three years at Gonzaga have been a dream come true, and now I’d like to pursue my next dream of playing in the NBA,” Hachimura, who plans to hire an agent, wrote.

The 6-foot-8, 230-pound Hachimura, the West Coast Conference Player of the Year, averaged 19.7 points and 6.5 rebounds in helping the Bulldogs to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Gonzaga reached the Elite 8 before being eliminated by eventual tournament runner-up Texas Tech.