Shumpert says he’s remaining in NBA draft

Georgia Tech’s Iman Shumpert says he is remaining in the NBA


Shumpert, who earlier announced plans to explore his options for

the draft, said Tuesday he is bypassing his senior season and will

hire an agent as he pursues his professional career.

The 6-foot-5 Shumpert became only the fourth player in Atlantic

Coast Conference history to lead his team in scoring, rebounds,

assists and steals. He averaged 17.3 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.5

assists and 2.7 steals.

Shumpert got the fourth triple-double in school history with 22

points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists against Virginia Tech on Jan.


He indicated last month he would enter the draft if he was

confident he would be picked in the first round or early in the

second round.