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Report: Indiana C Thomas Bryant Declaring For NBA Draft, Won't Hire Agent

Indiana sophomore center Thomas Bryant is taking the next step toward the NBA Draft.

Reports this afternoon are indicating that Indiana sophomore big man Thomas Bryant is entering the NBA Draft, but will not hire an agent. This enables him to maintain amateur status and possibly return to school.

ESPN's Jeff Goodman and CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein were first with the news.

Bryant's decision--entering the draft but not retaining an agent--is a popular one these days. Just yesterday, Michigan's Moe Wagner and D.J. Wilson did the same thing.

This season, the 6-foot-10, 265-pound Bryant averaged 12.6 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 blocks per game. As a freshman in 2015-16, he averaged 11.9 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 0.9 blocks per contest.

The latest Draft Express mock has Bryant off the board early in the second round to the Charlotte Hornets. Bryant could probably use more seasoning in college, but may stay in the draft rather than return and play for a new coach and risk his stock dropping further.