Crittenton declares for draft, won't hire agent

Updated: April 25, 2007, 3:41 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

Georgia Tech freshman guard Javaris Crittenton will declare for the draft but not sign with an agent, Yellow Jackets coach Paul Hewitt said Wednesday.

Crittenton's decision follows his classmate and teammate Thaddeus Young, who made the same declaration Tuesday.

Crittenton averaged a team-high 14.4 points and 5.8 assists for the Yellow Jackets, who finished 20-12 after losing to UNLV in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The Yellow Jackets finished 8-8 in the ACC.

Crittenton is considered one of the better guards available but it's unclear where he would be in the first round, so testing the waters to see if he's a lock for a high draft pick makes sense.

Underclassmen have until Sunday to declare for the draft and until June 18 to withdraw before the June 28 draft.

Andy Katz is a senior writer at ESPN.com.

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