Report: Allen to enter draft, won’t hire agent

Shane Lewis

Freshman forward Jarrett Allen will enter the NBA draft but will not hire an agent, according to a report from CBS Sports. Without an agent, Allen keeps his collegiate eligibility intact and will still have the option to return to Texas next year.

According to the Austin American-Statesman, a Texas spokesman could not confirm the report.

Allen is expected to participate in the NBA’s scouting combine on May 9 where he will gauge his professional prospects. The forward has until June 12 to withdraw his name from draft consideration if he is to return to the Longhorns.

Allen averaged 13.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per game in his first year with Texas. The freshman was named to the All-Big 12 Third Team and was a unanimous selection for the conference’s All-Newcomer team.