FAYETTEVILLE — Guard B.J. Young turned in an impressive freshman basketball season at Arkansas.

FAYETTEVILLE — Guard B.J. Young turned in an impressive freshman basketball season at Arkansas.

Was it impressive enough to leave school for the NBA Draft? The Razorbacks will find out soon.

Arkansas announced Friday that Young has submitted his name for consideration for the 2012 NBA Draft, but has not hired an agent. It means the 6-foot-3 point guard is free to gather information from the NBA about his draft status and weigh his options.

Young has until April 10 to decide whether he’ll remain in the draft or return to Arkansas.

“I love being a Razorback and I see this as an opportunity to receive valuable feedback from the NBA advisory committee on my draft potential,” Young said in a statement Friday. “I want to make sure that I have all the information possible before I choose what is best for me and my family. Once I am able to look over all the facts, I will have a discussion with my family and coaches and decide what is best.”

Young showed plenty of pro potential during his first season at Arkansas, earning second-team All-Southeastern Conference honors in 2011-12 and being named to the SEC’s All-Freshman team. He led the Razorbacks in scoring, averaging 15.3 points a game. It was third among Arkansas freshmen all-time behind former Razorbacks Scotty Thurman and Joe Johnson.

Young also shot 50.4 percent from the field, which was ranked sixth in the SEC.

The St. Louis native said after the first-round loss to LSU in the SEC Tournament, which ended Arkansas’ year with an 18-14 record, he was “looking forward to next season.” Young, who was recruited by former coach John Pelphrey and part of a touted signing class that also included Hunter Mickelson, Ky Madden and Devonta Abron, added “the future is bright for us” after the first season under Mike Anderson.

“We understand coach’s system a little more,” Young said in the locker room after the loss. “We’ve played in this system. Some guys have never played this style of basketball. They’re used to slowing down in the halfcourt. For coach Anderson to get us playing up and down in one year, I think that’s a great coaching job. We have a bright future for our team.”

But Young now is pondering whether to return for his sophomore season or join a draft class expected to be headed by Kentucky freshman Anthony Davis. He did offer a small glimpse into his thought process via social media after submitting his name Friday, saying “not gone yet fans hold the horses” on Twitter.

Arkansas said Young remains enrolled in classes at the school while he evaluates his future.

“B.J. is using this time to gather information about his draft potential,” Anderson said in a statement. “By submitting his name for consideration for this year’s draft he will be able to find out what the scouts see in his game and make an informed decision about his future.”