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Iman Shumpert Chooses NBA Draft Entry Instead Of Georgia Tech Basketball Return

Iman Shumpert has made up his mind to remain in the 2011 NBA Draft's field of prospects, skipping his Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets senior season, the school announced Tuesday. He plans to hire an agent and start working out for NBA teams as soon as this semester's final exams are out of the way. Shumpert on the decision:

I appreciate everything that Georgia Tech has done for me over my time here. I've tried to take advantage of everything we have available, from our academic support system to our coaching staff and strength and conditioning, to help make me a better person and player. I want to thank the Georgia Tech fans for their support of our program even though we haven't always met their expectations.    

Coach Brian Gregory expressed confidence in Shumpert's NBA future, praising him for continuing to attend class and team workouts while waiting to decide on going pro.

For more on Iman Shumpert and Georgia Tech, be sure and check out From The Rumble Seat

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