BJ Young Declares for NBA Draft

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The other shoe has dropped, and it comes as no surprise.

Arkansas sophomore guard BJ Young has declared for the 2013 NBA Draft, joining Marshawn Powell.

Young submitted his name for consideration for the 2012 draft before ultimately deciding to return to the Razorbacks.  His second year in Fayetteville saw him average a team high 15.2 points, and also lead the team with 102 assists and 27.9 minutes played per game.

“I met with BJ and his father today and BJ expressed his interest to enter his name in the NBA Draft,” Anderson said.  “This is his dream and as a coach I encourage him to pursue that dream.  I gave him the pros and cons of his decision and he chose to enter the draft.  BJ has become a well-rounded player, leading us in scoring and assists and he became a more active rebounder.”

Young earned second-team All-SEC honors by the SEC coaches for the second consecutive year as well as honorable mention All-SEC accolades by the Associated Press.

Over his two years in Fayetteville, Young scored 958 points for an average of 15.2 per game.  He dished 178 assists, grabbed 3.3 rebounds per contest and shot 47.5 percent from the floor and 70.4 percent from the free throw line.

Both Young and Powell have until June 17th to withdraw from the Draft, granted they do not hire agents.