Downs to Declare for NBA Draft

In a surprise announcement, Kansas signee Micah Downs announces plans to bypass college and enter the 2005 NBA draft.<br>

Juanita High (Wash.) 6-8, 195-pound senior small forward Micah Downs, who signed with Kansas in the fall, will bpyass college and declare for the NBA Draft.

According to the Seattle Times, Downs will not sign with an agent. However, his full intent is to head to the NBA from high school.

``We're still talking to people to figure out what we can and cannot do," Steven Downs, Micha's father, told the Seattle Times. "But make no mistake, Micah is formly committed to going to the NBA next year. That is his dream."

``You never really know for sure if you're ready until somebody says you are, but I want to make this happen," Michah Downs added. "I've always wanted to play in the nBA, but I never really thought about making the jump. That came up lately." will have more on this developing story. Top Stories