ROCHESTER, Mich. -- Oakland University star Kay Felder has declared for the NBA draft.
Felder said in a statement Tuesday that he has not hired an agent and will keep his options open. He led the nation with 9.2 assists per game this season as a junior, and the 5-foot-9 Felder was fourth in scoring at 24.2 points per game.
I've been thinking about the NBA (my ultimate dream) and coming back for my senior year and today I made the decision to leave school early and enter my name in 2016 NBA draft! God has blessed me all my life and this year has been such a blessing! I would like to say thank you to everyone that helped me along the way! But now the work gets even harder!! And I'm ready for it! OAKLAND has been such a great place and I'll never forget the memories I had here with my teammates, coaches, trainers and professors!! I'll forever be a GOLDEN GRIZZLY 🐻🤘🏾
Felder is the second Oakland player to declare for the draft early. Keith Benson did it in 2010, but ended up returning for his senior year.
If he does not hire an agent, Felder has until May 25 to decide whether he wants to return to Oakland. The draft is June 23.