Eastern Washington's Stuckey declares for draft

Updated: April 25, 2007, 8:23 PM ET
Associated Press

CHENEY, Wash. -- Eastern Washington guard Rodney Stuckey said Wednesday he will make himself available for the NBA draft but will not hire an agent, leaving open the option of returning to the Eagles for his junior season.

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The 6-foot-5 Stuckey averaged 24.6 points last season, leading the Big Sky Conference in scoring. He also averaged 5.52 assists and 2.45 steals.

He will have until June 18 to withdraw his name from consideration. College athletes are allowed to declare for the draft and pull out only once.

"I just think it's the best thing for me to do and I just want to see where I am out there," Stuckey said. "I still have the option to come back to school, but it's still a good thing to hear what people have to say."

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