BYU basketball player Fredette declares for NBA Draft

PROVO — BYU junior guard Jimmer Fredette announced Monday that he has declared for the 2010 NBA Draft but will not hire an agent to maintain his eligibility for his senior season of college.

“I’ve decided to put my name in the draft to explore my options with the NBA at this time,” Fredette said. “I’m not hiring an agent to give me the opportunity to come back to BYU. I’m excited for this opportunity to see how I compare with the best players in the nation and to gain feedback on how I can improve as a basketball player.”

The Glens Falls, N.Y., native received multiple All-America honors in 2009-10 while leading BYU to a program record 30 wins, including a victory in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. He led BYU in scoring (22.1 ppg), assists (4.7 apg) and three-point percentage (.440) while shooting .892 from the free throw line and adding 41 steals. He set BYU records with 49 points and nine threes against Arizona and set an MWC Tournament record with 45 points against TCU.

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