Holloway declares for NBA draft, but doesn’t hire agent

By Adam Niemeyer

Xavier junior guard Tu Holloway submitted his paperwork to declare for the NBA Draft on June 23rd. Holloway has not hired an agent, which means he has until May 8th to withdraw his name from the NBA pool and retain his collegiate eligibility.

"I want to explore my options and gather as much information as I can, to see what opportunities might exist for me," said Holloway in a release. "I've always had a dream to play in the NBA and I want to see what the opportunities are and make the most well-informed decision about my future."

"He had a phenomenal year," Xavier head coach Chris Mack told FOX19 on Wednesday night before the team's awards banquet. "I think it was expected in his mind. I don't know if outsiders necessarily expected him to have the type of season he had."

Holloway led the Musketeers with 19.7 points per game, 5.4 assists per game and shot 87 percent from the free throw line.

"He was remarkable," Mack said. "I don't think there were many college guards better than Terrell. He's one of a kind."

Holloway was named a Third Team All-American by the Associated Press and the 2011 Atlantic 10 Player of the Year. He also garnered awards from the Sporting News, Basketball Times, SI.com, CBSSports.com and FOXSports.com.

If Holloway decides to remain eligible for the draft he could join four former Musketeers in the NBA. Derrick Brown (New York Knicks), Jordan Crawford (Washington Wizards), James Posey (Indiana Pacers) and David West (New Orleans Hornets) are all currently active in the league.