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Jefferson to declare? Gibson leaning towards returning?

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On again off again.

Not surprising if he does but where will he be slotted in the draft is anyone's guess.

USC forward Davon Jefferson told several teammates he intends to make himself available for the NBA draft, although it is not clear if he will hire an agent.

"He said he's going pro," said a USC player who asked not to be identified.

Jefferson realizes he would benefit with another year of college, but is still expected to declare for the draft before Sunday's deadline, according to sources. He could not be reached for comment.

The 6-foot-7 forward averaged 12.8 points and 6.3 rebounds per game as a freshman. If he does not hire an agent, Jefferson could return to USC next season.

Meanwhile, USC forward Taj Gibson is expected to announce he will return for his junior season. Gibson went home to New York for the weekend to mull his decision.

If true, Gibson staying is a big deal, as it will provide some semblance of a foundation for next year.