Thaddeus Young Enters Name in NBA Draft

April 24, 2007

ATLANTA – Georgia Tech freshman forward Thaddeus Young has entered his name into the National Basketball Association draft but will not retain an agent, head coach Paul Hewitt announced Tuesday.

“Thaddeus will enter the draft but not retain an agent, primarily to get more detailed information from NBA personnel regarding his status,” said Hewitt.

“Per NBA rules, players and their families cannot speak with NBA personnel unless they are entered in the draft. Many players have entered the draft as a means to gather information and then returned to school. Right now, Thaddeus is working on finishing this semester, and he intends to take classes this summer.”

Hewitt asked that any further questions be directed to him at this time, as requested by Young and his family, because Young is concentrating on upcoming final exams, which begin Monday. Upon completion of final exams, Young will be available to discuss his situation.

“I’m enjoying my experience at Georgia Tech, both with the basketball program and in school,” said Young. “Right now, my focus is on finishing out this semester and then gathering more information from the NBA people.”

The 6-8 forward tied for the team lead in scoring this past season with 14.4 points a game, helping the Yellow Jackets to a 20-12 record and a berth in the NCAA Tournament.


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