ATLANTA - Georgia Tech basketball player Iman Shumpert announced Tuesday that he will remain in the NBA draft, ending his three-year collegiate career.
Shumpert, a 6-foot-5 junior who was selected second-team All-ACC in 2011, will retain an agent and begin working out for NBA teams to prepare for the draft.
"I've decided to forego my senior year at Georgia Tech, keep my name in the NBA draft for this year and hire an agent," said Shumpert. "I appreciate everything that Georgia Tech has done for me over my time here."
Shumpert, who was selected to the ACC's All-Defensive team in 2011, finished his career No. 32 on Georgia Tech's all-time scoring list with 1,166 points. He also climbed to 11th place on Tech's career list for assists (382) and fourth in steals (207).
"Iman has been great during this entire process," new Tech coach Brian Gregory said. "He has participated in our team's spring workouts and has continued to do well in his classes while also gathering the important information needed to make this decision. He's had a tremendous career here, and I support the decision he and his family have made."
In 2011, Shumpert became only the fourth player in ACC history to lead his team in scoring (17.3 points per game), rebounds (5.9), assists (3.5) and steals (2.7). He ranked fourth in the conference in scoring average, 15th in rebound average, 10th in assists and first in steals. He also was among the top 10 in free throw and field goal percentages.