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Augustin, Abrams declare for draft

Texas’ standout guards will wait to hire agents

April 24, 2008

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Augustin and Abrams also declare for NBA draft

This afternoon, Texas guards D.J. Augustin and A.J. Abrams both announced they will declare for the NBA draft. Enlarge video

— D.J. Augustin is declaring for the NBA Draft, and Texas teammate A.J. Abrams is headed with him.

The Longhorns lost their All-America point guard Wednesday when Augustin announced he would skip his final two seasons at Texas and enter the NBA Draft, where he is widely considered a a first-round pick.

Augustin, who averaged 19.2 points and 5.8 assists as a sophomore, has not hired an agent. That leaves him the option to change his mind before the June 26 draft, though there is no apparent indication that he would do so. Abrams, a junior, also declared himself eligible Wednesday for the draft. The 5-foot-11 guard also has not hired an agent.

Augustin won the Bob Cousy Award as college basketball's top point guard. Abrams averaged 16.5 points a game and led Texas in three-pointers with 118 last season.

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