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Jeff Teague to Remain in NBA Draft

June 15th, 2009
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest guard Jeff Teague announced on Monday that he is hiring an agent and remaining in the 2009 NBA Draft. Teague, along with all other NCAA underclassmen, had until Monday at 5 p.m. ET to decide whether to remain in the Draft or come back to school.

Teague declared for the NBA Draft on April 8 but did not hire an agent, leaving open the possibility of returning to Wake Forest for his junior season. However, with the deadline nearing, Teague announced his intentions of staying in the Draft to pursue a professional basketball career.

Devan Downey Returning to South Carolina

June 15th, 2009
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina men's basketball player Devan Downey announced on Saturday that he has withdrawn his name from the 2009 National Basketball Association's draft pool and will return to school for his senior season in 2009-10.

Downey earned numerous postseason awards, including First-Team All-SEC by the league's coaches and the Associated Press, while he also earned Honorable Mention All-American accolades by the AP.  He secured another impressive season in the statistical categories in 2008-09.

Jodie Meeks Staying in NBA Draft

June 15th, 2009

LEXINGTON, Ky. - University of Kentucky All-American Jodie Meeks will forego his senior season and keep his name in this year's NBA Draft.

Meeks, a 6-4 guard, will be the first Wildcat underclassmen since Randolph Morris and Rajon Rondo in 2006 to enter the NBA Draft.

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Gani Lawal Returning to Georgia Tech

June 15th, 2009
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech sophomore Gani Lawal has removed his name from the upcoming NBA draft, and will remain at Tech for his junior year.

Lawal, a 6-9 forward from Norcross, Ga., averaging 15.1 points and a team-high 9.5 rebounds per game, and was statistically the most improved player in the Atlantic Coast Conference. His return gives the Yellow Jackets four starters back from last year's team and five returning starters altogether.