Danny Green Declares For NBA Draft, Will Not Hire Agent

Green becomes the third Carolina player to enter his name in the NBA Draft, joining sophomore guards Wayne Ellington and Ty Lawson.

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — University of North Carolina forward Danny Green has declared for the NBA Draft, but will not hire an agent.

Green, a junior from North Babylon, N.Y., was Carolina's fourth-leading scorer at 11.5 points per game in 2007-08.

"Danny and his father contacted me in the last 24 hours and indicated they wished to test the waters and enter Danny in the draft," says head coach Roy Williams. "We have done the necessary paperwork to do that."

Green has compiled 871 points and 412 rebounds in three seasons, averaging 8.1 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. He led the team as a junior in free throw percentage at .873 and was second in three-point field goals made with 56.

At 6-6, Green is an excellent shot blocker for his size, tallying 104 in his career, good for 10th on Carolina's all-time list.

Green is widely considered one of the best sixth men in the country and is known as much for his pre-game dancing as his highlight blocks and three-point shooting.

His best game of the season came against arch-rival Duke in Cameron Indoor Stadium, when he scored 18 points, pulled down eight rebounds and registered seven blocks.

Green will be able to gauge the interest of NBA teams by participating in the pre-draft camps, and will have until June 16th to withdraw his name and return to Carolina for his senior season.

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