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Juwan Morgan to enter NBA Draft, won't hire agent


Junior forward Juwan Morgan dunks the ball against Penn State on Jan. 9 in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Morgan had 21 points and 11 rebounds in IU's 74-70 win against Penn State. Bobby Goddin

Junior forward Juwan Morgan will enter the NBA Draft, but will not hire an agent, according to an IU Athletics press release. 

“I want to gather as much information as possible and see what opportunities may be out there,” Morgan said in the release.  “It has always been a goal of mine to play basketball at the highest level, and this is the first step. It’s important to get an honest evaluation, and that is what I am looking for."

Morgan will receive feedback from NBA scouts and talent evaluators to help him get a sense of where he may get selected in the NBA Draft. By not hiring an agent, Morgan can return to IU for his senior season following this evaluation process. Former IU guard Robert Johnson went through the NBA Draft process last year without hiring an agent, and after receiving feedback, he returned to campus. 

Morgan must make his decision to return by May 30. 

His junior season helped propel him up the NBA Draft prospect lists after he was named Second Team All-Big Ten. He scored 16.5 points per game last season along with averaging 7.4 rebounds per game. One of the most efficient players in the Big Ten, Morgan shot 57 percent from the field as IU's primary scoring option.

“I think Juwan improved as much as any player in the country this past season,” said IU Coach Archie Miller.  “The rules are in place to allow an individual to get valuable feedback, and we support Juwan in wanting to find out where he stands and learn what he needs to continue to work on in the eyes of key decision makers professionally.”

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