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Oklahoma State’s Jeffrey Carroll declares for 2017 NBA Draft, won’t hire an agent

The Cowboy junior could also be leaving for the NBA.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-First Round-Michigan vs Oklahoma State Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been less than a week since the the Oklahoma State basketball team’s season came to an end, and they have already lost a lot. The Cowboys lost Phil Forte and Leyton Hammonds to graduation, head coach Brad Underwood to Illinois, and sophomore point guard Jawun Evans to the NBA.

Now, they could be losing Jeffrey Carroll.

In a statement released by Oklahoma State basketball today, the junior guard says he is going to “test the waters” of the NBA.

I think this was most Cowboy fans’ reaction to the news when they saw it on Twitter.

Carroll does say that he will not hire an agent and that if it is the advice of the NBA to return to college for another year he will do so. If Carroll doesn’t hire an agent, he will be eligible to return to college. He has until the NBA Draft Early Entry Entrant Withdrawal Deadline on June 12th to make that decision.

Carroll was the Cowboy’s most improved player this year averaging 17.5 points and 6.6 rebounds, while shooting 53 percent from the field.

This would be a huge blow to the program. Carroll would be one of only three seniors returning next year, and would be a great asset to whoever Mike Holder’s will hire to coach the team.