LSU's Jordan Mickey entering 2015 NBA Draft
BATON ROUGE - LSU forward Jordan Mickey announced Tuesday that he will give up his final two years of eligibility to enter the 2015 NBA Draft.
LSU said Mickey shared his decision with Coach Johnny Jones and members of the media through a text message. Mickey said in the text that leaving LSU was a "tough decision."
"This is just the beginning for LSU, I'm confident great things are coming in the near future for this team as they continue to grow," he said. "After discussing my options with my family I believe it is my time to move on and accept new challenges at the next level."
Mickey was a first-team All-SEC selection in 2015 after earning second-team and all-freshman honors in 2014. He was also named as a Lefty Driesell All-American and a finalist for the Driesell National Defensive Player of the Year award.
Mickey led the league in rebounding at 9.9 a game, was second on the team in scoring at 15.4 points a game and led the nation in blocks at 3.64 per game. LSU said he was the only player to block more than 100 shots in a season at the university other than Shaquille O'Neal.
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