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April 26, 2007

Marquette's James declares for NBA Draft

Marquette guard Dominic James declared for the NBA draft on Thursday, but will not hire an agent so he has the option to return to school.

James, a sophomore, led the Golden Eagles with 14.9 points per game. He was an All-America honorable mention selection by The Associated Press last season and a first-team All-Big East selection.

"This is an opportunity that I want to take advantage of," James said in a statement. "Coach (Tom Crean) and I talked about our goals at the beginning of the season and one was the option of being drafted. The time is now to take advantage of that option."

James also led the team with 167 assists and ranked fourth in the conference.

Crean said he supports James' decision to explore his options in the NBA.

"You have to give your players a chance to chase their dreams," Crean said in a statement. "If not, you aren't building your program the right way or doing the right thing."

The draft is scheduled for June 28, and the deadline for James to withdraw and return to Marquette is June 18.



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