Felder hires agent, Oakland career is over

Tony Paul
The Detroit News
Kay Felder has reportedly hired Mike Silverman and Brandon Grier of Athlete Management Group.

That’s a wrap.

Kay Felder is done at Oakland.

The star guard confirmed to The Detroit News he has hired agents, meaning he will skip his senior season and enter the NBA Draft.

Felder has reportedly hired Mike Silverman and Brandon Grier of Athlete Management Group.

Many experts suspected Felder might test the NBA waters but not hire an agent, keeping open the option to return if it didn’t seem like he’d be drafted very high.

But he told The News this week he was actively shopping for representation and didn’t plan to return to Oakland.

Most mock drafts have him going either late second round or undrafted. He could still be financially compensated quite nicely, even if it means heading overseas to play.

Felder’s stock did rise nicely this season, as he was first in the nation in assists and third in scoring, putting up big games against big-time opponents Michigan State and Virginia, among others.

The point guard is 5-foot-9 but can play above the rim.

Felder is expected to participate in the NBA combine next month, ahead of the draft in June.

Oakland coach Greg Kampe said this week he would support Felder’s decision “100 percent.”

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