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Texas Freshman Guard Andrew Jones Is Declaring For The NBA Draft

The Longhorns' guard is declaring for the NBA Draft, but won't sign with an agent.

Texas freshman guard Andrew Jones announced in a statement this evening that he's declaring for the 2017 NBA Draft, but won't be hiring an agent, making it possible to return to school.

Based on his statement, it looks like returning to school might be the most-likely situation, too.

"My family and I have decided that it is best for me to test the waters," he said. "We want to see where I stand in the draft, but we're also looking to improve my game as well. We are looking to get accurate feedback from NBA personnel to know my scouting report, so that I can get better during the offseason."

Jones, a 6-foot-4, 190-pound guard, averaged 11.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game for the Longhorns this past season.

Texas had a rough 2016-17 season, going 11-22 and finishing last in the Big 12 with a 4-14 conference record.

A bounce-back season in 2017-18 is a must for Shaka Smart and getting Jones to return to school for his sophomore season would certainly make that more likely.

Jones was the team's third-leading scorer this past season and second on the team in assists.