Washington State junior shooting guard Que Johnson will declare for this year’s draft, a source told Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com (Twitter link). He won’t hire an agent, Rothstein hears, so he can withdraw anytime until May 25th. That seems a likely outcome, since he’s a long shot for the NBA. Neither Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress nor Chad Ford of ESPN.com ranks him among their voluminous prospect lists.
Johnson had a bounceback season after regressing as a sophomore, averaging 11.3 points per game as he became a double-digit scorer for the first time at the college level. The Michigan native twice scored 20 or more points this season, including a 25-point outing against eventual NCAA Tournament team Colorado on February 11th. He shot only 2 for 11 in a rematch against Colorado in the conference tournament, however.
Washington State went 9-22 and finished the season on a 17-game losing streak. Johnson was one of only three Cougars to average more than 7.9 points per game.