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Ga. Tech's Young entering draft, not hiring agent

ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech forward Thaddeus Young entered his
name in the NBA draft, yet could return for his sophomore season
because he hasn't hired an agent.

Coach Paul Hewitt said Tuesday that Young submitted his name to
learn more about his status from NBA personnel.

"I'm enjoying my experience at Georgia Tech, both with the
basketball program and in school," Young said in a statement
released by the school. "Right now, my focus is in finishing out
this semester and then gathering more information from the NBA
people."

Young tied for the team lead in scoring, averaging 14.4 points.
He and freshman point guard Javaris Crittenton helped the Yellow
Jackets to a 20-12 record and a berth in the NCAA tournament. They
were knocked out in the first round by UNLV.

Hewitt said Young and his family did not want to elaborate on
the decision because the 6-foot-8 forward is concentrating on final
exams, which begin Monday. Afterward, he plans to discuss his
situation.

"Many players have entered the draft as a means to gather
information and then returned to school," Hewitt said. "Right
now, Thaddeus is working on finishing this semester, and he intends
to take classes this summer."