Tuesday , Apr , 20 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

High school forward Smith declares for NBA draft

Mouth of Wilson, VA (Sports Network) – Oak Hill Academy’s Josh Smith has
decided to forego college and enter the NBA draft.

Smith, a 6-foot-8, 214-pound forward, had signed a national letter of intent
with Indiana University in November. The McDonald’s All-American led his high
school team to a 38-0 mark, averaging 22 points, eight rebounds, three
steals, four assists and six blocks.

“After discussions with my family and coaches, I believe that entering the NBA
draft is the best decision for me and my family,” Smith said in a statement on