Kerwin Roach II, Texas’ junior guard, will declare for the 2018 NBA Draft but will not hire an agent, according to a release from the university.
By not hiring an agent, Roach retains the option to return for his senior season at Texas if he feels he will not be a high pick in the draft. He has until June 11 to withdraw from the draft.
“My family and I talked with Coach Smart and we have all decided that it is best for me to test the waters,” Roach said in the release. “We want to see where I may stand in this year’s draft, but we’re also keeping all options open. We want to get the most accurate feedback directly from the NBA, so we can make the best decision for my future.”
In his junior year, was an All-Big 12 Honorable Mention selection and averaged 12.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game. He also led the Longhorns in total steals with 47.
At 6-foot-4, Roach is on the taller end of the point guard spectrum, and the former track and field star has plenty of athleticism. He is projected to go in the second round of the draft by nbadraft.net.