Brigham Young University forward Michael Smith says he is "50-50" on whether to declare himself eligible for the June NBA draft.

Smith, a 6-foot-10, senior-to-be, was named WAC Player of the Year last month. He averaged 21.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per outing."I have made no decision either way," he said. He added that he expected to make the decision around the end of this month.

Smith continued, "A couple of weeks ago it seemed like I was leaning towards going (to the NBA). Now it's 50-50. A lot of people have said I'd be stupid to stay and others say I'd be stupid to go."

Earlier in the year Smith indicated much of his decision would be based on how much exposure the Cougars got in the NCAA playoffs and how high he expected to be drafted.

If Smith stays, he will be the key player and likely the top scorer on the BYU team, as front line players Jim Usevitch and Jeff Chatman have graduated.