Tuesday, April 13, 2010
New Mexico State announces Young staying in draft
By Diamond Leung
Announcing that a player is declaring and staying in the NBA draft is usually a bittersweet deal that's more sweet than anything, but New Mexico State is putting a new spin on it by declaring that troubled guard Jahmar Young is forgoing his senior season and in the process of hiring an agent.
It appears New Mexico State essentially forced Young to resign from the team rather than be fired by making the announcement two days after the talented junior got in trouble again and was charged with felony battery on a police officer.
The 6-foot-5 Young led the Aggies in scoring with 20.3 points per game, was named to the All-WAC first team, and was the MVP of the conference tournament.
The school also used the same announcement to dismiss redshirting freshman Jacoby Patton from the program after the guard was arrested as part of the incident.