Tuesday , Apr , 13 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Auburn’s Killingsworth files for NBA Draft

Auburn, AL (Sports Network) – Auburn forward Marco Killingsworth has made
himself eligible for the NBA Draft, but has not hired an agent and could
return to school for his senior season.

Killingsworth, an All-SEC second-team pick by the league’s coaches, has until
June 17 to make a decision on whether to return to school. The draft is June
24 at Madison Square Garden.

“I have entered my name in the 2004 NBA Draft,” Killingsworth said. “I will
not sign with an agent and will return to Auburn for my senior year if I am
not satisfied with my position.

“It’s always been my dream to play in the NBA and I want to see where I stand.
I am on track to receive my degree in sociology next May and will be excited
to come back to Auburn if that is the right thing to do.”

Killingsworth averaged team highs of 13.7 points and 6.9 rebounds for the
Tigers during the 2003-04 season, and led the SEC in field goal shooting at 59

“We support Marco’s decision to enter his name in the draft without hiring an
agent,” said new Auburn head coach Jeff Lebo. “We all want what is best for
Marco. He is very close to graduating, and he certainly made a commitment
towards playing his senior year and graduating if he does not stay in the

Killingsworth is only the fourth Auburn underclassman to declare for the NBA
Draft, joining Charles Barkley (1984), Mike Jones (1988) and Jamison Brewer