Downey to test NBA draft status

Updated: April 7, 2009, 1:18 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina junior Devan Downey is making himself eligible for the NBA draft without hiring an agent, meaning he can withdraw his name by June 15 and still return to school.

The 5-foot-9 guard announced his decision Tuesday.

"I feel at this point in my career it is important for me to test the draft waters to see what the next logical step in my basketball career is," Downey said in a statement.

By declaring for the draft early, Downey can work out for NBA ...

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