To no surprise, Texas freshman guard Avery Bradley may elect to submit his name for NBA draft consideration, but not hire an agent.
Bradley had not officially told anyone on the Longhorns' coaching staff as of Tuesday evening that that is his intention, but those in the program have long suspected that is what he will do. Some analysts have projected Bradley might be a late first-round pick, despite a less than spectacular freshman season. NBA teams now frequently draft on potential, rather than actual production. Bradley averaged 11.6 points and 2.9 rebounds on the wing this season and was named to the Big 12 coaches' all-rookie team.
College players have until April 25 to make their intentions known, but must definitively decide one way or the other earlier this year (by May 8) than in seasons past so that NBA teams have more time to plan for the June draft.--Mike Jones.