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However, a source told ESPN.com that, at the end of the day Green got advice from numerous sources that his draft position was too good to bypass.
Green, a 6-foot-9 multi-dimensional forward, is considered one of the more NBA-ready prospects in the draft. The Celtics are considering him with the fifth pick. The Bucks (No. 6), Timberwolves (seventh), Bobcats (eighth), Bulls (ninth), Kings (10th) and Sixers (12th) also have interest in selecting Green.
Monday is the deadline for underclassmen to withdraw their names from the draft. Earlier, center Roy Hibbert decided to remain at Georgetown for his senior season.
• Colorado State forward Jason Smith is staying in the NBA draft and hiring agent Mark Bartelstein, Bartelstein told ESPN Insider's Chad Ford.
According to news reports, NBA teams showed only limited interest in Pruitt. He started 35 games last season and averaged 11.4 points, second best on the 23-12 team. His average of 7.5 rebounds led the Illini and was third in the conference.• Two-time all-SEC forward Charles Rhodes has withdrawn his name from the draft and will return to Mississippi State for his senior season. "The NBA put this policy in place to allow underclassmen like myself to test the draft waters, and I simply took advantage of the opportunity," Rhodes said in a statement. "I now have a better perspective on the areas of my game that I need to work on in order to improve my status for next year's draft." • George Washington guard Maureece Rice withdrew his name from the draft and will return for his senior season. As a junior, Rice led the Colonials in scoring, averaging 15.8 points, and in 3-pointers made, with 64. He was the 2006 Atlantic 10 sixth man of the year.
• Baylor guard Aaron Bruce, who didn't hire an agent, has withdrawn from the draft and will return for his senior season. The 6-foot-3 Australian worked out for Dallas, Houston and San Antonio before pulling out of the draft over the weekend. He has averaged 14.3 points, 3.5 assists and 40 percent shooting on 3-pointers in three seasons with the Bears.
• All-ACC guard Sean Singletary will not go into the draft but return to Virginia for his senior season, his father told Virginia's Daily Progress."He said staying in school is something that you'll never be able to replace," Harold Singletary told the paper. "He said it would be just so fulfilling for him to finish out his education."
Information from ESPN Insider's Chad Ford and The Associated Press was used in this report.