Kerwin Roach II to ‘test waters,’ declares for the NBA Draft

Kihwan Lee

Junior guard Kerwin Roach II has declared for the NBA Draft, but he has not hired an agent.

“My family and I talked with Coach Smart and we have all decided that it is best for me to test the waters,” Roach said in a statement. “We want to see where I may stand in this year’s draft, but we’re also keeping all options open. We want to get the most accurate feedback directly from the NBA, so we can make the best decision for my future.”

Not hiring an agent gives Roach the option of returning to Texas for his senior year. He has until June 11 to withdraw his name from the draft. Currently, Roach is not projected as a first-round draft pick.

During his junior season, Roach earned All-Big 12 Conference Honorable Mention accolades and averaged 12.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game. He also led the Longhorns in total steals with 47.