The 6-foot-2 Bost, who would’ve been a junior, has started for MSU the past two years. The Concord, N.C., averaged 13.0 points and 5.2 assists per game last season and was a two-year starter.
As a freshman out of Hargrave Military Academy, Bost guided the Bulldogs to the SEC Tournament championship and an NCAA tourney berth, and this year they won the SEC Western Division title.
“I just felt it was just best for me,” Bost said. “I feel like I can earn my way in.”
Bost said he hasn’t yet worked out for any teams but will do so in a few days. He’s not yet signed with an agent.
“Basically it’s all up to me,” he said. “I’ve gotta do what I’ve gotta do in the workouts.”
Most NBA Draft projections don’t have Bost being selected, so Europe might be his next destination.
“If I could, I would came back, and I wish the (early entry) process would’ve been longer for it.”
Bost’s MSU teammate, guard Ravern Johnson, decided Saturday to return to school. He averaged 13.2 points and shot 40.7 percent from 3-point range last season.
But the hole at point guard will be tough to fill, as Bost had established himself as one of the best in the SEC. The leading candidates are likely to be Twany Beckham, who will be a redshirt sophomore after missing last season with injury, and junior college transfer Brian Bryant.
Bost and Johnson entered the draft at the same time, which surprised many observers. Bost informed head coach Rick Stansbury and his assistants of his decision Saturday night.
“It wasn’t no bad blood between me and the coaches,” Bost said.