UCLA forward Josh Shipp declared for the NBA Draft on Sunday, but will not hire an agent, leaving the door open for a return to Westwood.
"After speaking with my family and with Coach (Ben) Howland, I think I should test the NBA waters to get some feedback," Shipp said. "I feel like it really can’t hurt me at this time. I want to go through the process this year, which will serve as a positive experience for me in my future development."
Shipp, a three-year starter, is coming off a season in which he averaged 12.2 points and 3.2 reboundsand was an honorable mention All-Pac-10 Conference selection.
Shipp becomes the fourth Bruin starter to declare for the NBA Draft, joining teammates Kevin Love, Russell Westbrook and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute. None of the four, though, have signed with an agent.
The fifth starter, Darren Collison, announced on Saturday that he would be returning for his senior season.