Marquette's Vander Blue to go pro

Updated: April 16, 2013, 11:45 AM ET
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MILWAUKEE -- Marquette junior guard Vander Blue says he will skip his final season of eligibility and submit his name for the NBA draft.

Blue ends his three years at Marquette with 80 starts in 106 appearances. The 6-foot-4 guard averaged 9.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2 assists per game.

Blue is ranked 19th at his position and 76th overall among draft prospects by ESPN.com's Chad Ford.

The Madison native finishes at Marquette with 982 points.

Blue thanked his coaches and staff at Marquette for helping him become a better player and man. He earned All-Big East second team honors in the 2012-2013 season.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.