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March 31, 2009 at 3:35 PM

Pondexter still mulling it over

Quincy Pondexter didn’t wait long to get back in the gym, conducting a workout with his own “personal trainer,” UW manager Trevor Wade, on Monday, his first day back in town.
It’s a sign of the seriousness with which he is treating being the leader of this team next season.
Still, he has yet to completely rule out that he will declare for the NBA draft, if for no other reason than just to go through the process and get a clear evaluation of scouts where he stands.
“There’s been a lot of thought with me and my family,” he said today. “We’re still thinking about it.”
Pondexter said he’s leaning against it because “I just really want to be here next year.”
But he said he also has thought that declaring and going through the camps “would be like a summer internship.” Players are allowed to go through the process once during their careers and return, as long as they don’t hire an agent, and Pondexter said he’s received advice from some that it would be a good idea.
He met with UW coach Lorenzo Romar Monday to talk about it and said the coach is fine with whatever he decides.
Undergrads have until the last week of April to decide, then as long as they don’t hire an agent can pull their names out of the draft by the middle of June. Pondexter made it clear that if he does declare, it’s almost solely just to get an evaluation from scouts and that he’s not really thinking of leaving early saying that “it’s almost 100 percent” certain he’ll be back next season.
He said it may still be a few weeks before he makes his decision.
In the meantime, he’ll keep working out for next season, back in the gym again today taking a few shots.

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