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Posted on: Wednesday, April 14, 2010

CBKB: Butlerís Hayward to test NBA waters


By MICHAEL MAROT
AP Sports Writer

INDIANAPOLIS ó Butler forward Gordon Hayward is going to enter the NBA draft but will not sign with an agent, allowing him to return to school if he withdraws his name by May 8.

The school confirmed the decision Wednesday afternoon.

The 6-foot-9 sophomore is expected to become the first Butler taken in the first round, possibly in the top 15.

Hayward led the Bulldogs with 15.5 points per game and into the national championship game. He was the Horizon League player of the year and Most Outstanding Player of the West Regional.

The Bulldogs lost to Duke 61-59 in the title game after Hayward missed two potential go-ahead baskets in the closing seconds.