Georgia Tech’s Jack to enter NBA Draft
Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) – Georgia Tech junior guard Jarrett Jack will
reportedly forgo his final season of eligibility and enter the 2005 NBA Draft.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jack, though, will not make a
formal announcement until finishing up his final exams next week.
He also will not immediately hire 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.
Jack is currently projected as a late first-round draft pick, although the
paper did report that he has not ruled out returning to Georgia Tech for his
senior season if it appears his draft value is sliding.
The 6-3 Jack led the Yellow Jackets to the 2004 national championship game as
a sophomore and improved his stats every season while at school. This past
year, he posted 15.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game as Georgia
Tech compiled an overall record of 20-12, which culminated with a second-round
loss to Louisville in the NCAA Tournament.
Jack also averaged career-highs by shooting 51.4 percent from the floor and
making 44 percent of his three-point tries in 2004-05.
If Jack does leave for the NBA, Georgia Tech will be one of the youngest teams
in the ACC after the team lost five seniors.