Texas A&M C Jordan declares for draft but keeps options open

Updated: April 9, 2008, 6:24 PM ET
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M freshman DeAndre Jordan said Wednesday he will enter the NBA draft without hiring an agent, giving him the option of returning to the Aggies.

The 7-foot center averaged 7.9 points and 6.0 rebounds per game for Texas A&M, which finished 25-11 and lost to Final Four qualifier UCLA in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

Early entrants have until June 16, 10 days before the draft, to withdraw.

"I just want to test the waters and get a good feel for where I might be drafted," Jordan said in a statement released by the school.

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