Cal sophomore Leon Powe said Wednesday he will make himself available for the NBA Draft but will not hire an agent, thereby keeping open the option of returning to the Bears.
By not hiring an agent, Powe maintains his college eligibility and has until June 18 to withdraw from the draft, which will be held June 28.
The 6-foot-8, 240-pound Powe led Cal to its first NCAA tournament bid in three years this season. The Bears lost in the first round to North Carolina State.
He earned second-team All-America honors after averaging Pac-10 bests of
20.5 points and 10.1 rebounds in his first season following a serious knee injury that sidelined him for all of the 2004-05 season.