Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Too Young for NBA?

Looks like we are quickly going from a year where almost everyone comes back to the ACC, to a whole lot of people testing the waters.

Tech's Young enters draft, won't hire agent

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 04/24/07

Thaddeus Young has made himself eligible for the NBA draft, but the Georgia Tech freshman is keeping open his option to return to the Yellow Jackets.

Young averaged 14.4 points and 4.9 rebounds last season, and will not hire an agent to protect his right to withdraw from the draft by June 18. The draft is June 29.

Upon filing for the draft, the 6-foot-8 small forward is allowed to consult NBA officials before making a decision on whether to hire an agent, which would end his NCAA eligibility.

"What we're trying to do is get a more definitive idea where he'll shake out," Tech coach Paul Hewitt said. "Because of the way the NBA rules are set up, he nor his family could talk to anybody [in the NBA] unless he puts his name in. Now he can find out for sure what's what."

"I think the way he's conducting himself, he's planning on being in school unless somebody tells him something that could really change his mind."

Young's freshman teammate, point guard Javaris Crittenton, has until Sunday to decide whether to enter the draft. Hewitt said he has not made a decision. More...