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LSU's Quarterman entering NBA Draft

Tim Quarterman declares for NBA Draft (Source: WAFB) Tim Quarterman declares for NBA Draft (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

LSU guard Tim Quarterman will forgo his remaining college eligibility and enter the 2016 NBA Draft.

Quarterman averaged 11.2 points per game, 4.6 rebounds and 3.6 rebounds a game this season for the Tigers.

"We are very excited for Tim Quarterman as he continues his life-long dream of having the opportunity to play at the highest level and that is in the NBA," said LSU head coach Johnny Jones.

The 6'6" guard has a chance to be picked in the late first round or second round of the NBA Draft. Quarterman joins former Tiger star Ben Simmons, who is expected to be one of the top three picks, if not the first pick of the draft.

"We thank him for the three years that he played for us here at LSU and we are excited for the growth he had as a player and his continued development as a person over that time. We are hopeful and prayerful that his dreams will come true," Jones added.

LSU fans will now have to wait on a decision on Antonio Blakeney's future at LSU. The freshman guard has also garnered attention from the NBA after averaging 12.6 points per game this season.

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