Division II Player of Year Hommes declares for NBA draft

Division II Player of the Year Daulton Hommes said Friday that he will bypass his senior season and enter the NBA draft.

Hommes, who led Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.) to the Division II title game, revealed his intentions to ESPN.

"I am looking to fulfill my lifelong dream of playing in the NBA," Hommes told ESPN. "I have filed my application for evaluation with the NBA Undergraduate Advisory Committee. After I have received word from the UAC, I will be looking to hire an agent."

Hommes, a guard, averaged 21.9 points and 5.8 rebounds for the Sea Lions. He shot 53.3 percent from the field, including a torrid 47 percent (95 of 202) from 3-point range.

The 6-foot-8 Hommes began catching the attention of NBA talent evaluators after he became a workout partner of Gordon Hayward of the Boston Celtics last spring and summer. Hayward, who lives in the northern part of San Diego County in the offseason, was rehabilitating from a serious ankle injury and gave rave reviews of Hommes' abilities.

Hommes began his career at Western Washington and played two seasons at that Division II school before transferring to Point Loma Nazarene.

--Field Level Media