Tuesday , Apr , 12 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Pittsburgh’s Krauser will enter NBA draft

Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) – Pittsburgh junior point guard Carl Krauser
announced Tuesday that he will forgo his final season and enter the NBA Draft.

Krauser, though, said he will not sign an agent which leaves open the
possibility of him returning to school. The early entry withdrawal deadline is
June 21, 2005, which is one week before the draft takes place.

“With Carl scheduled to graduate this year, he wants to see where he stands
with NBA Draft possibilities,” Pittsburgh head coach Jamie Dixon said. “He has
expressed a desire not to retain an agent and have the opportunity to return
to the University of Pittsburgh next year. We support him in his goals while
he finishes up requirements for graduation.”

Krauser was named to the All-Big East Second team for the second consecutive
year after leading the club in scoring (16.0 ppg), assists (5.9 apg), three-
pointers made (54), steals (51) and free-throw percentage (75 percent) this
past season.

He also topped the 1,000-point mark in his career, becoming just the fifth
player in school history to score at least 1,000 points and hand out 400
assists in a career.

Krauser averaged 12.3 points, 4.4 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game in his
three-year career.

In three seasons at Pittsburgh, Krauser helped guide the Panthers to a 79-19
overall record, which includes a 36-12 mark in Big East play. The Panthers
also captured two Big East regular season championships, one conference
tournament title and three berths into the NCAA Tournament that included a
pair of trips to the Sweet 16.