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Georgia's Leslie staying in NBA Draft

Posted on: April 12, 2011 3:45 pm
Edited on: April 12, 2011 3:48 pm
Georgia junior Travis Leslie announced on Tuesday that he will keep his name in the NBA Draft and thus closing the door on the possibility of playing for the Bulldogs next season.

“I would like to thank UGA for giving me the opportunity, as well as Coach [Mark] Fox and the staff in helping me to improve my game," Leslie said in a statement. "Last but not least, I’d like to thank the Georgia fans for their support over the past three years.”

Leslie averaged 14.4 points and 7.2 rebounds last season.

The 6-foot-4 guard is projected as a borderline first-round pick.

Leslie is the second Georgia underclassman to announce he's entering and remaining in the NBA Draft. The other is Trey Thompkins, a 6-10 forward who averaged 16.4 points and 7.6 rebounds last season. Thompkins is a projected first-round pick. The NBA Draft is June 23.

Since: Apr 12, 2011
Posted on: April 12, 2011 7:50 pm

Georgia's Leslie staying in NBA Draft

These kids coming out early have to also think about the possible lockout this summer. There is likely to be no summer NBA leagues in Orlando or Las Vegas and fewer opportunities to showcase if they aren't drafted at all

Since: Sep 19, 2008
Posted on: April 12, 2011 5:46 pm

Georgia's Leslie staying in NBA Draft

Bad decision by this kid.  He won't be a first round pick and will thus have to bust his butt to get any sort of guaranteed money.  Some agent has promised him that this is the time to come out considering how weak this draft his but bottom line is that he is still a few years away from contributing and won't get any significant minutes next year.  Sometimes I wonder who in the world is advising these kids and why the parents aren't in their ear more.  Leslie could easily graduate and play his way in to the first round next year.

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