Jeremy Green may not return to the Stanford men's basketball team next season. Then again, he may. It all depends on what happens between now and May 8.
That's the deadline for Green after Cardinal coach Johnny Dawkins announced that Green, a junior guard, had made himself eligible for the 2011 NBA Draft.
Green will not hire an agent at this time in order to maintain his NCAA eligibility. The last day for underclassmen to withdraw from the draft and maintain eligibility is May 8. The NBA Draft is scheduled for June 23.
"This is an exciting opportunity for Jeremy as he explores his options regarding the NBA," said Dawkins. "Jeremy is an important part of our program and has continued to show improvement while establishing himself as one of the top players in our league. We look forward to providing support as he gathers information during this process."
The Pac-10's fifth-leading scorer in 2010-11 at 16.7 points per game, Green also ranked second in the league in three-point field goals made at 2.8. A two-time All-Pac-10 selection, Green scored in double figures in all but five games and led Stanford in scoring 19 times.
Green shot 42.3 percent overall, 42.9 percent from three-point territory and 79.4 percent from the free throw line while averaging 3.4 rebounds per game. Over the season's final 10 games, Green averaged 21.4 points per game while shooting 54.0 percent overall, 52.9 percent from beyond the arc and 82.7 percent from the foul line.
After breaking Casey Jacobsen's single-season record for three-pointers made (93) as a sophomore, Green continued to climb in the Stanford record books.
Green tallied a career-high seven three-pointers against Oregon State on Sept. 9 in the season's final game, moving into second place on Stanford's all-time three-point field goals list with 228. Dion Cross (1992-96) holds the school record with 241 treys.
In 97 career games and 62 career starts, Green has averaged 13.0 points and 3.0 rebounds per game while shooting 41.5 percent overall, 41.3 percent from three-point territory and 80.6 percent from the foul line.