Pittsburgh Center DeJuan Blair Declares for NBA Draft

Jason ColdironCorrespondent IApril 8, 2009

BOSTON - MARCH 26:  DeJuan Blair #45 of the Pittsburgh Panthers tries to drive past Kenny Frease #32 of the Xavier Musketeers during the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament East Regionals at TD Banknorth Garden on March 26, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

All-American Center DeJuan Blair of Pittsburgh has joined the list of college players to submit his name for this June's NBA draft.


Blair has not yet hired an agent, leaving the possibility that he could return for his junior season. He is currently projected as a mid-first-round pick.


If he doesn't hire an agent, Blair would have until June 15 to withdraw his name from the June 25 draft.