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Johnathan Motley to declare for draft but not hire agent

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Baylor forward Johnathan Motley will declare for the NBA draft but won't yet hire an agent in order to retain his eligibility.

Motley averaged 17.3 points and 9.9 rebounds this past season. He led the Big 12 in rebounding and had 15 double-doubles.

Baylor finished 27-8 and advanced to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament.

"Johnathan had a tremendous junior season, and he became one of the all-time Baylor greats," coach Scott Drew said in a statement. "Entering his name into the draft without hiring an agent gives him a chance to get feedback from NBA teams and make an informed decision for his future. We want what's best for him and his family, and Baylor Nation will fully support him along the way."

Motley has until May 24 to decide whether to return to Baylor.

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