Auburn G Brown declares for NBA draft
4/11/2018 5:44:25 PM EST
Auburn guard Bryce Brown announced Wednesday that he is declaring for the NBA draft.
Brown said he will not sign with an agent, a move that would allow him an opportunity to return for his senior season if he pulls out of the draft.
Brown averaged 15.9 points last season and he made 107 3-pointers, the second most in school history. He also ranks second on the school's career list with 241.
"I want to thank God for everything he has done for me and the way he has led me," Brown said in a statement. "I had a dream to play in the NBA one day and I want to pursue that dream. Testing the waters will be a great opportunity for me and my family to see where I'm at in the process.
"I want to thank my teammates and my coaches for putting me in great situations to succeed and show what I can do on the court. I want to thank the fans and the Auburn family as well. Together, we created something special this past season with the best home-court advantage in the country."
Brown averaged 7.5 points as a sophomore before more than doubling his average last season.
"I'm not sure there is a player in college basketball who has improved more over the last three years than Bryce Brown," Auburn coach Bruce Pearl said in a statement. "He is an elite shooter, an improved playmaker and a great defender. We're really excited for this opportunity for Bryce."
Brown is the fourth member of the Tigers to enter his name in the draft. Guards Mustapha Heron and Jared Harper and center Austin Wiley also declared.
Players who don't sign with an agent can withdraw from the draft by June 11. The draft will be held June 21.
Auburn went 26-8 this season and reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament before being routed by Clemson, 84-53.
--Field Level Media