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UCLA’s Jaylen Hands to test NBA draft without agent

NCAA Basketball Tournament - First Four - Dayton

DAYTON, OH - MARCH 13: Jaylen Hands #4 of the UCLA Bruins handles the ball on offense against the St. Bonaventure Bonnies during the first half of the First Four game in the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at UD Arena on March 13, 2018 in Dayton, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA guard Jaylen Hands will put his name in the NBA draft without hiring an agent, which would allow the freshman to return to school.

He announced his plans on social media, saying he’s excited for feedback on his pro prospects while retaining his college eligibility.

Hands averaged 9.9 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists, starting 15 of the 31 games he played. He sprained his ankle in practice the week before the Bruins’ regular-season finale.

Hands has until June 11 to decide whether to withdraw his name from draft consideration.

Starting guard Aaron Holiday announced earlier this week that he would forgo his senior season to enter the draft.

The Bruins were 21-12 and lost in a First Four game to St. Bonaventure.