Spencer Dinwiddie leaning to NBA

Updated: April 1, 2014, 5:20 PM ET
By Jeff Goodman | ESPN.com

Colorado junior point guard Spencer Dinwiddie is leaning heavily toward leaving for the NBA, multiple sources told ESPN.

The 6-foot-6 Dinwiddie, who tore the ACL in his left knee Jan. 12 against Washington, likely will forgo his final college season -- unless the NBA evaluation he receives back includes information that says he does not have a chance to go in the first round of the NBA draft.

Dinwiddie is a 6-foot-6 point guard who was averaging 14.7 points, 3.8 assists and 3.1 rebounds at the time of his injury. At the time, he was considered a first-round pick by most NBA executives. However, now there remains some uncertainty.

"I don't think his stock changes," one NBA general manager said. "Guys come back from torn ACLs all the time -- and it's not as if he was super-athletic."

If Dinwiddie does elect to leave, it would be a significant blow to a Colorado team that still made the NCAA tournament without him. The Buffs return all four other starters.

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