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Silas declares for draft; likely to stay put

Updated: April 10, 2010, 11:56 AM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

Northern Illinois junior guard Xavier Silas told ESPNChicago.com on Saturday that he has declared himself eligible for the NBA draft, but he will not hire an agent.

"I don't see why you wouldn't do it," said Silas, a 6-foot-5, 200-pound shooting guard. "Although they have made it ridiculously impossible for underclassmen with these new rules, I think I should try it and see what happens and go from there."

Under a new NCAA rule, Silas has until May 8 to withdraw his name from the ...

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