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LSU's Glen Davis will announce at a news conference next Wednesday that he will declare for the NBA draft, but a decision on whether he will sign with an agent and forgo his senior season is still undecided.
LSU coach John Brady told ESPN.com Tuesday that he and Davis were to meet next week after he returns from recruiting to finalize Davis' plans and his academic schedule for the remaining three months of the second semester. Under the new Academic Performance Report rules, schools are imploring students who declare for the draft to finish the second semester so they leave school in good standing. If they don't, it can cost a school a scholarship in future seasons.
Brady said Davis is going to meet with agents this week to see if he wants to sign with one.
Davis was the SEC player of the year in 2006 and led the Tigers to the Final Four. But this season injuries limited him to 29 of the team's 32 games. He still led the Tigers in scoring with 17.7 points and 10.4 rebounds. But LSU struggled mightily in the SEC, finishing in last place in the SEC West at 5-11, 17-15 overall. LSU wasn't invited to the NCAA or NIT.
Brady was heading on the road to recruit a point guard, something the Tigers were lacking all season long, even more so when Tack Minor was dismissed midway through the SEC.
Davis will likely be the first to officially declare for the draft, but hardly the last. NBA scouts and general managers expect a record number of underclassmen to declare for the draft this spring.
Andy Katz is a senior writer at ESPN.com.