BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — University at Buffalo guard Jayvon Graves is going to test the NBA waters.
In a message to his Twitter followers, Graves said, "It is a lifelong dream of mine to play in the NBA and I'm looking forward to what God has in store for me. I will still maintain my college eligibility in this process."
Graves is coming off a junior season where he led the Bulls in scoring with 17.1 points a game. He became the 23rd player in school history to reach the 1,000 career point part and sits in 18th place on the all-time scoring list with 1,080 points.
In a press release, UB head coach Jim Whitesell he fully supports Graves' decision and added, "He is taking advantage of the rules that will allow him to test his game at the highest level. It is my hope that this process will be beneficial for Jayvon as he continues to grow as a person and a basketball player."
Graves will retain his college eligibility as long as he withdraws his name no later than 10 days after the NBA combine which is scheduled to take place May 19-24th.