FSU's Johnson declares for draft, won't hire agent

Updated: April 16, 2006, 1:20 AM ET
Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State forward Alexander Johnson has made himself eligible for the NBA draft but did not hire an agent, keeping open the possibility that he could return for his senior season.

He has until June 18 to remove his name from the early entry list.

"We will give Alexander and his family all of the support they need as they go through this decision making process," coach Leonard Hamilton said in statement Saturday.

The 6-foot-10 Johnson lost 25 pounds after a disappointing sophomore season. As a junior this year, he averaged a career-high 13.2 points and a team-high 7.4 rebounds as he helped the Seminoles reach the second round of the NIT.

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