Shake Milton might have played his last game at SMU.
The junior guard will declare for the NBA draft, a source confirmed to SportsDay, though Milton will not sign with an agent, leaving the door open for him to return to school for his senior season.
Milton, the preseason American Conference player of the year, led SMU in scoring and assists this past season. He missed the final 11 games of the season with a broken bone in his right hand. SMU went 2-11 without the Owasso, Okla., native.
Milton has not made an official announcement and on Twitter denied the reports of him testing the NBA waters.
Following SMU's season-ending loss to Cincinnati in the American Conference tournament, Milton said he had not yet begun to consider his options for the NBA draft. He admitted to there being some feelings of unfinished business given the way his junior year concluded.
"There's definitely some unfinished business just not being able to finish out the way we wanted because we thought we'd be able to play in the NCAA tournament, get a good seed, do all those things. Sometimes it doesn't work out like that so there's definitely a bit of that feeling," he said.
The SMU coaching staff, however, has been telegraphing that a move from Milton is coming. While SMU only has two seniors -- Ben Emelogu and Akoy Agau -- graduating, the coaching staff is looking to add a third member to its signing class. Unless Milton leaves and opens up a third scholarship for the staff to fill, a third commitment would put SMU over its 11-scholarship maximum (down from 13 due to NCAA sanctions).