Shipp Declares for NBA Draft
Josh Shipp
Josh Shipp
West Recruiting Analyst
Posted Apr 27, 2008

UCLA saw their fourth starter from their Final Four team declare for the NBA Draft when junior forward Josh Shipp submitted his name on Sunday. Shipp, though, will not hire an agent and that he is testing the waters...

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.

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