Lobos' Hobson to forego senior season

Updated: May 8, 2010, 12:57 AM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

New Mexico junior forward Darington Hobson will forego his senior season and remain in the NBA draft, Lobos coach Steve Alford confirmed Friday night.

The deadline to withdraw under a new NCAA rule is 5 p.m. Saturday.

Hobson averaged 15.9 points and 9.3 rebounds for the Mountain West champs (30-5, 14-2) in his lone season in Albuquerque. Hobson helped lead New Mexico to the second round of the NCAA tournament.

Hobson is projected to be a late first-round pick in the NBA draft.

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