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Crittenton Enters Name in NBA Draft

April 25, 2007

ATLANTA – Georgia Tech freshman guard Javaris Crittenton has entered his name into the National Basketball Association draft but will not retain an agent, head coach Paul Hewitt announced Wednesday.

“Javaris wants to keep his eligibility intact by not having an agent,” said Hewitt, “but he wants to further explore his status in the upcoming draft by being able to speak directly with NBA personnel. Javaris wants to focus on finishing out the spring semester and final exams next week, then concentrate on gathering information from NBA teams.”

Further questions regarding Crittenton can be directed to Hewitt until semester exams are finished, then both he and Thaddeus Young will be available to the media discuss their situations. Both players have until June 18 to remove their names from the draft-eligible list.

“I enjoy Georgia Tech, the environment here and all the fans, and I appreciate all the support I’ve gotten though high school and my freshman year, both from the Tech community and the people in Atlanta,” Crittenton said. “But I feel I need to enter my name right now in order to get the best possible information from people in the NBA.”

As Tech’s starting point guard this season, Crittenton earned third-team all-Atlantic Coast Conference honors and was named to the league’s all-Freshman team. The Atlanta native tied for the team lead in scoring at 14.4 points a game and ranked second in the ACC in assist average (5.7 per game), while the Yellow Jackets finished 20-12 with a berth in the NCAA Tournament.

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