UMass' Gurley declares for NBA draft

AMHERST, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts guard Anthony Gurley has declared himself eligible for the 2010 NBA draft. The redshirt senior-to-be was second on the team in scoring last season with 13.6 points per game. He has not hired an agent, meaning he can return to school next season if he withdraws by June 14.

"Basically, I'm just trying to get a gauge of where I stand in the eyes of the NBA scouts," Gurley told the Boston Globe on Thursday. "I'm just going into the workouts to get some feedback from the teams."

Gurley began his college career at Wake Forest and played the 2006-07 season with the Demon Deacons. He transferred to UMass in 2007 and sat out the '07-08 season. As a redshirt sophomore, he scored 11.2 points and pulled down 3.1 rebounds per game in starting 23 of 30 contests after a year layoff.

He graduated from Newton North High School in 2006, when he helped lead the team to a 27-0 record.