Just a few days ago, Northwestern senior Pete Nance announced on social media that he has declared for the 2022 NBA Draft. Now, he’s also decided to keep his options open by entering his name into the NCAA transfer portal.

Stadium’s Jeff Goodman reported on Friday that Nance has entered his name into the portal. However, his primary focus is on staying in the NBA Draft with a chance to go pro.

By entering the portal, Nance really has three options: remain in the NBA Draft, return to Northwestern or complete his college career elsewhere. It’s the same route Illinois’ big man Kofi Cockburn took last spring and summer.

Despite the options, Cockburn opted to return to Champaign for the 2021-22 season.

“After talking with family and loved ones, I am excited to announce that I entered the NBA Draft with the pure focus of living out my lifelong dream of being an NBA player,” Nance wrote on Twitter. “I am maintaining my college eligibility and utilizing all of the options at my disposal in order to gather as much information as possible during this process.”

Nance started in 29 of 30 games for the Wildcats during the 2021-22 season. He led the team in scoring (14.6 ppg) and rebounding (6.5 rpg) d ranked second in assists (2.7 apg). Nance shot better than 45% from 3-point range and nearly 50% on all field goal attempts.

Over the course of his four years at Northwestern, Nance has played in 107 games with 74 starts. He’s averaging 9.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists per contest.