DeVon Hardin, scheduled to work out today for the Golden State Warriors, still has not decided if he will remain in the NBA draft, his father said.

"Not yet," Michael Hardin said, when asked if his son, a 6-foot-11 junior from Cal, had made a decision.

Monday is the deadline for underclassmen to withdraw from the draft. The NBA draft is June 28.

Beginning June 5, Hardin and his father embarked on a cross-country trip, giving more than a dozen NBA teams the chance to watch Hardin in private workouts. Today is their eighth stop, and Michael Hardin said it's possible his son could show his talents to the Lakers in Los Angeles on Monday before the 5 p.m. deadline.

"There's been some good feedback," Michael Hardin said. "There's room for improvement — they're going to point those things out, Generally, it was a good trip."

ESPN.com reported there is serious interest in Hardin from the New Jersey Nets and the Warriors, who have the Nos. 17 and 18 picks in the draft, and that Hardin might remain in the draft if he can be convinced he would not drop beyond those spots.

Ed Stefanski, general manager for the Nets, watched Hardin work out last Monday and told NJNets.com, "I'd say he is a player that has an upside to him. Is he ready to go into an NBA game right now? I think he needs more work.

"But he's 6-10, 6-11, plus (he) can jump and block a shot. So, he has definite qualities."

The Nets and Warriors both are believed to be in the market for a power forward.


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Hardin told NJNets.com it would exciting to play alongside former Cal star Jason Kidd.

A graduate of Newark Memorial High, Hardin averaged 10.7 points and 8.4 rebounds per game at Cal last season before suffering a season-ending stress fracture to his left foot in mid-December.

Because Hardin did not hire an agent and his family has paid all expenses on his NBA workout tour, he has the option of withdrawing from the draft and returning to Cal.