Utah State's Carroll enters draft, won't hire agent

Updated: April 23, 2007, 5:31 PM ET
Associated Press

LOGAN, Utah -- Utah State's Jaycee Carroll, 10th in scoring last season at 21.3 points per game, said he will enter the NBA draft but also retain the right to withdraw by June 18 and return for his senior season.

Coach Stew Morrill said the "wise decision" would be to return to Utah State unless Carroll is guaranteed to be a first-round pick on June 28.

"I think it is important for the development of my game to see how I compare against the best collegiate basketball players in the country," Carroll said in a statement released by the school Monday.

He will not hire an agent, which means he can withdraw his name from the draft.

NBA teams will evaluate players at a camp, May 29-June 4, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Carroll, a guard from Evanston, Wyo., was the leading scorer last season in the Western Athletic Conference.

"Our coaching staff understands and supports Jaycee on his decision to explore the NBA," Morrill said.

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