Michigan State freshman Max Christie is going to enter the draft process, announcing his intentions Friday via social media.

In his note, Christie announced he was declaring for the 2022 NBA Draft but will maintain his eligibility throughout the process. That means he will not hire an agent and has the option to opt out of the draft and return to East Lansing for his sophomore season.

“My dream has always been to play in the NBA, and I am excited to announce that I will enter my name in the 2022 NBA Draft process,” Christie wrote via his Instagram page. “I am humbled to have this amazing opportunity, and I look forward to receiving an accurate assessment and feedback from the NBA on where I stand…As I go through this process, I will maintain my college eligibility.”


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Christie came to Michigan State as a 5-star prospect and the No. 20 player in the country for the class of 2021. He started all 35 games for the Spartans this season and averaged 9.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists as a true freshman.