Alabama's Key declares for NBA draft, doesn't hire agent

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama forward Braxton Key is declaring for the NBA draft after leading the team in scoring as a freshman.

The school said Monday Key won't hire an agent, giving him until May 24 to decide whether to return next season.

Key averaged 12.0 points per game last season while ranking second on the team in rebounding and assists. His numbers climbed in Southeastern Conference games, where he averaged 14.0 points and 6.1 rebounds.

He made the SEC All-Freshman team. Key was the league's freshman of the week on Jan. 30 after posting a combined 45 points and 18 rebounds in games against Georgia and Mississippi State.

He scored in double digits a team-high 20 times.

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