Pittsburgh junior Ashton Gibbs will declare for the NBA draft, but he will not hire an agent during the process.
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Gibbs has until April 24 to formally apply and submit his NBA paperwork. As long as he doesn’t hire an agent, he would have until May 8 to withdraw his name without losing his eligibility with the Panthers.
Gibbs, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound guard from Scotch Plains, N.J., has led the Panthers in scoring the last two seasons.
Pitt, a No. 1 seed and the Big East regular-season champions, lost in the second of round of the NCAA tournament to Butler 71-70.
Gibbs averaged 16.8 points this season, a career high, while shooting 49 percent from 3-point range. He had 26 points in a 74-51 first-round win over N.C. Asheville, but finished with just 11 in the loss to the Bulldogs.