NORFOLK, Va. — Norfolk State guard, Jermaine Bishop figured it was the right time. The graduate student through his Twitter account announced on Friday he was declaring for the NBA Draft pool. "This has been an incredible year, getting back on the court and doing what I love after sitting out the past few seasons,” he said. "Although I haven't ruled out the possibility of coming back to play my final year of college I will declare for the 2020 NBA Draft.'
Bishop averaged 15.6 points a game for the Spartans. He's not the first player from the area to consider the draft, but leaving an option to return recently. William & Mary's, Nathan Knight as well as Newport News native, Jermaine Marrow from Hampton University did the same thing a season ago. Bishop and the Spartans never got a chance to play in this year's MEAC Tournament due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.