Tech's Crittenton to keep name in draft

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's latest point guard sensation made little more than a cameo with the Yellow Jackets.

Javaris Crittenton announced Thursday night he intends to remain in the NBA Draft and hire an agent, which will nullify his remaining three years of college eligibility.

"I've met with my family, as well as coach (Paul) Hewitt, and everyone has given me their support and blessing," Crittenton said in a statement issued by Georgia Tech. "I see this as an opportunity, and I plan to put my best foot forward and give it my all."

Crittenton, who averaged 14 points and six assists as a freshman last season, entered the draft last month but kept open the possibility he could return to Georgia Tech by not hiring an agent. Crittenton will participate in the NBA's pre-draft camp starting June 6 in Orlando, as will Crittenton's Georgia Tech teammate, Thaddeus Young. Young can still withdraw from the draft and has until June 18 to make a decision.

- Morris News Service