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Former Ute Carlon Brown Declares For NBA Draft

Carlon Brown was one of the many Utes that decided to transfer this year, but now that is not the case as his name popped up on the NBA's list for early entry candidates for the upcoming draft.  This is real odd because Brown was a solid player but nothing special as he averaged 12.5 points per game.  

Apparently, Carlon Brown has said some teams have showed interest, but his high school coach Tim Sweeney said that Brown will most likely remove his name and look for another school:

Brown has been told that about five NBA teams are highly interested in him. So since he is transferring anyways, the timing was right to test the NBA waters.

Sweeney said its a near lock that Brown will remove his name from the draft by the May 8 deadline and that he is hopeful of announcing where he will transfer to within the coming weeks. Brown will have to sit out next year, per NCAA rules, but will be eligible in the 2011-12 season.

The only logical reason to do this is to get an early look at their evaluation for NBA potential.  There are two other Mountain West players who declared but none have signed with an agent.   BYU's Jimmer Fredette is expected to return to school, and the other is New Mexico's Darrington Hobson who looks to be heading back to school.  The deadline for players to withdraw their name are next week May 8th.