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Baylor’s Johnathan Motley to enter NBA Draft, retain eligibility

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TULSA, OK - MARCH 17: Johnathan Motley #5 of the Baylor Bears looks on in the second half against the New Mexico State Aggies during the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at BOK Center on March 17, 2017 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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Baylor announced on Monday that all-american forward Johnathan Motley will declare for the NBA Draft but will do so without signing with an agent.

He will have until May 24th to withdraw from the draft and retain his collegiate eligibility.

“Johnathan had a tremendous junior season, and he became one of the all-time Baylor greats,” head coach Scott Drew said. “Entering his name into the draft without hiring an agent gives him a chance to get feedback from NBA teams and make an informed decision for his future. We want what’s best for him and his family, and Baylor Nation will fully support him along the way.”

Motley averaged 17.3 points, 9.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.1 blocks. He was an NBC Sports second-team all-american and the winner of the Karl Malone Award for the nation’s best power forward.