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Michigan State's Nick Ward To "Test" NBA Waters

A closeup of Michigan State Spartans coach Tom Izzo during practic

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 03: Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans looks on during practice for the NCAA Men's Final Four at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 3, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Michigan State forward Nick Ward will apparently "test" the NBA Draft waters, according to the school.

Michigan State sophomore Nick Ward, who averaged 12. 4 points and 7.1 rebounds per game this past season, will reportedly test the NBA Draft waters. Ward will not hire an agent, but he will partake in NBA Draft workouts.

As long as he doesn't hire an agent, he'll be eligible to return to Michigan State this fall.

Tom Izzo said he "fully supports" Ward's decision.

"I fully support Nick's decision to take the opportunity to explore his draft stock. He has continued to improve and worked very hard over the last two years to put himself in this position. The process will allow him to receive direct feedback and an assessment as to where he stands in his dream to play at the highest level."

Ward's decision comes the same week that his teammates, Miles Bridges, declared for the NBA Draft.

Ward is a 6-foot-8, 245-pound forward from Gahanna, Ohio. At the moment, he's projected as a second round draft pick.