Stanford's Jeremy Green enters draft without agent
(04-28) 19:30 PDT --
The odds are decreasing that Stanford will have its leading scorer back next basketball season.
Junior guard Jeremy Green has made himself available for the June 23 NBA draft but will not hire an agent at this time in order to maintain his college eligibility, coach Johnny Dawkins said Thursday.
Green won't have much time to evaluate his draft chances. Underclassmen have until May 8 to withdraw from the draft and maintain their NCAA eligibility.
"Jeremy is an important part of our program and has continued to show improvement while establishing himself as one of the top players in our league," Dawkins said.
The 6-foot-4 Green's calling card is his shooting range. His 16.7-point average was fifth in the Pac-10, and he would be a cinch to break the school's career three-point basket record if he comes back. With 228 career treys, he trails only Dion Cross, who had 241 from 1992-96.
A news release from the university Thursday didn't mention that Green was suspended from school last month for academic reasons.
When the suspension was announced April 6, a school spokesman said it would not affect Green's status for next season, and Dawkins said, "My sense is that he will be back."