Smith declares for draft

Updated: April 22, 2009, 5:15 PM ET
Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee forward Tyler Smith has declared for the 2009 NBA draft but will not hire an agent.

Smith can work out and be evaluated by NBA teams in the weeks before the June 25 draft but could withdraw his name before June 15 and return to school.

"Playing in the NBA has been a goal of mine for as long as I can remember, and I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to come to Tennessee and grow as a basketball player and as a man," Smith said in a statement Wednesday. ...

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