Monday , Apr , 17 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Huskies’ Gay to enter draft

Storrs, CT (Sports Network) – Connecticut sophomore forward Rudy Gay will
reportedly forgo his junior season and enter the NBA draft.

The school has scheduled a 3:00 p.m. (et) Monday press conference where Gay
will discuss his decision on his future plans. However, the Hartford Courant
reported on Monday that Gay will indeed announce his eligibility for the

Gay, who could be a top-10 pick if he does enter the draft, averaged 15.2
points and 6.4 rebounds per game last season for the Huskies (30-4). The
forward also totaled 58 steals en route to leading Connecticut into the Elite
Eight of the NCAA Tournament.

However, the top-seeded squad in the Washington D.C. region was upended by
surprising George Mason.

A former Big East Rookie of the Year and second-team All-American last
season, Gay would become the second member of the Huskies to declare early for
the draft. Junior forward Josh Boone made himself eligible on April 7, but did
not hire an agent.

And, according to the Hartford Courant, Gay may not be the last Huskie to
leave the school early as the paper also reported on Monday that junior guard
Marcus Williams will hold a press conference sometime this week to announce he
is also entering the draft early.