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Gay to leave UConn for NBA draft

Updated: April 24, 2006, 4:20 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

STORRS, Conn. -- Connecticut forward Rudy Gay said Monday he will forgo his final two years of eligibility and enter the NBA draft.

ESPN.com's Andy Katz reports that Gay is likely to hire an agent, thus forfeiting his eligibility.

The 6-foot-9 Gay averaged a team-best 15.2 points a game this past season, and is projected to be a lottery pick. He also averaged 6.4 rebounds and had a team-high 56 steals for the Huskies (30-4).

"It was a tough decision. It took a ...

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