Lehigh’s McCollum Declares for NBA Draft
Lehigh guard C.J. McCollum has declared himself eligible for the 2012 NBA draft. The 2012 Patriot League player of the year, McCollum established himself as one of the nation’s most prolific scorers, as he averaged 21.9 points per game as a junior, while leading the Mountain Hawks to the third round of the NCAA tournament.
McCollum has not hired and does not intend to hire an agent, which means he would be eligible to return to Lehigh for his senior season if he withdraws from the draft before the first day of the spring National Letter of Intent period, which this year begins on April 11. It is not unusual for potential prospects to follow this course of action in order to better assess their draft status.
McCollum hopes to utilize this opportunity to gather information from NBA teams to determine his prospects for playing in the league while also determining areas of improvement within his game.