July 24, 2014
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - Saint Mary's star guard Patty Mills will make himself available for the NBA draft in June, possibly giving up the final two years of his college basketball eligibility in the United States.
Mills, a member of the Australian national team, concluded his second season with the Gaels, averaging career highs of 18.7 points, 4.0 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game. Saint Mary's lost in the quarterfinals of the NIT college tournament.
On Friday, he told a teleconference initiated by Basketball Australia from Saint Mary's in Moraga, Calif., that he would not sign with an agent ahead of the June 25 draft at Madison Square Garden, allowing him to return to school if he is not selected.
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