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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina State forward C.J. Leslie says he will decide this week whether he'll enter the NBA draft or return for his junior season.
Leslie said Monday night he's leaning "a little bit" toward one option, though he wouldn't say which. He was attending the team's postseason awards banquet to honor this year's squad, which returned to the NCAA tournament for the first time in six years and reached the round of 16.
Coach Mark Gottfried says he has met with Leslie and his family about his draft prospects, but he still doesn't know what Leslie will decide.
A new NCAA rule says players who declared for the draft early can return to school by Tuesday. The NBA, however, allows players to declare for the draft by April 29.