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Iman Shumpert's 2011 NBA Draft Standing Could Send Him Back To Georgia Tech

According to Doug Roberson of the AJC, Georgia Tech guard Iman Shumpert "will likely return to Georgia Tech" for his senior season if it looks like he wouldn't be drafted until the second round of the 2011 NBA Draft. Shumpert announced his decision to enter the draft on Monday but decided to not hire an agent, leaving the door open for a possible return to college.

DraftExpress.com has Shumpert projected as the fourth player to go in the second round, while NBADraft.net has him completely off their board. 

Shumpert met with former Yellow Jacket Gani Lawal of the Phoenix Suns according to Roberson. Lawal put his name in for the draft after his sophomore year and chose to return for one more season, and advised Shumpert to do the same.

The Illinois native led the Jackets in scoring, assists, rebounds, and steals for the season and would bring a much needed veteran presence to next year's squad if he chooses to return. 

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