Teague to Apply for NBA Draft
April 8, 2009
Wake Forest sophomore guard Jeff Teague will submit his name for the upcoming NBA Draft but will not retain an agent, enabling himself the opportunity to return to Wake Forest for the 2009-10 season.
Teague, a 6-2 guard from Indianapolis, Ind. (Pike HS) led Wake Forest to a 24-7 record this past season and a second place finish in the Atlantic Coast Conference. A second team All-ACC selection, Teague led the Demon Deacons with 18.8 points per game and 110 assists. He was named to the All-America second team by the Sporting News and the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.
Teague has scored exactly 1,000 points in his two-year career as a Demon Deacon.
Wake Forest head coach Dino Gaudio is supportive of Teague's decision.
"Jeff has proven himself to be one of the top players in the nation," said Gaudio. "The NBA allows a student-athlete to declare for the draft and withdraw one time during their career. This will be a chance for Jeff to be evaluated by the NBA scouts and general managers and to get feedback on his strengths and weaknesses. I am optimistic that Jeff will be back at Wake Forest next year and that he will have a good idea of the type of junior season he needs to have in order to ensure a solid professional career."
Underclassmen who declare for the draft have until June 15 to withdraw their name and maintain their college eligibility. The NBA Draft is scheduled for June 25.