Gibson won't hire agent while testing draft waters

Updated: April 25, 2006, 4:30 PM ET
Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas sophomore point guard Daniel Gibson said Tuesday that he plans to declare for the NBA draft but will not hire an agent, meaning he could keep his college eligibility.

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"Playing in the NBA has always been a dream for me since I was a little kid," Gibson said in a statement released by the university. "If I'm comfortable with where I feel I'll be drafted, I'll stay in the draft. If not, I'll be back."

Texas coach Rick Barnes said he has no problem with Gibson exploring his status for the June 28 draft.

Gibson ranked third on the team in scoring (13.4) and set a school record for most three-point field goals made in a season (101). Texas won a school-record 30 games last season and reached the Atlanta Regional final of the NCAA tournament before losing to LSU.

Gibson is the third Longhorn to declare for this year's draft, joining LaMarcus Aldridge and P.J. Tucker. Only Aldridge is hiring an agent, making him ineligible to return.


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