MU's James Declares Eligibility for NBA Draft

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Marquette's highest-scoring player may be headed to the NBA.

Guard Dominic James declared himself eligible for the NBA draft yesterday.

But he's not hiring an agent - which means he'll still have the option of returning to school for next season.

James said in a statement he and coach Tom Crean agree now's the time to take advantage of the possibility that he could be drafted.

The draft is scheduled for June 28.

The deadline for James to withdraw and return to Marquette is June 18.

Crean says he supports James' decision to follow his dreams.

The sophomore was an All-America honorable mention selection by The Associated Press last season and was named a first-team All-Big East selection.

He led the Golden Eagles in scoring at 14.9 points per game.

He also led the team and ranked fourth in the conference with 167 assists.

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