BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) LSU sophomore forward Jordan Mickey, who led the nation with 3.65 blocks per game this season, has decided to forego his final two year with the Tigers and enter the NBA draft.
"This was a tough decision because I hate to leave my teammates and LSU family. We have been through a lot in the past two years as we have grown as a team. " Mickey said in a statement released by LSU on Tuesday. "After discussing my options with my family, I believe it is my time to move on and accept new challenges at the next level."
The 6-foot-8 Mickey blocked 113 shots this season, with 107 blocks in 30 regular season games and six more in LSU's opening-round NCAA tournament loss to North Carolina State.