Dominic Cheek declares for draft

Updated: April 12, 2012, 2:27 PM ET
Associated Press

VILLANOVA, Pa. -- Villanova junior guard Dominic Cheek will forgo his final season of eligibility and enter his name in the NBA draft.

Cheek joins guard Maalik Wayns as the second Wildcat since the end of the season to skip his senior year.

Cheek was a 2009 McDonald's All-American and a standout at St. Anthony's High in Jersey City, N.J., before coming to Villanova. He averaged 12.5 points and 3.9 rebounds last season.

Cheek says the time is right to pursue his dream of playing in the NBA.

Villanova coach Jay Wright says he supports the decision.


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