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FSU freshman Malik Beasley entering NBA draft



Florida State guard Malik Beasley announced Monday that he will forgo his final three college seasons to enter the NBA draft.

"Florida State University, Coach (Leonard) Hamilton and his staff were absolutely the best choices I could have made when I was deciding which college I would attend," Beasley said in a statement. "The friendships I have formed with my teammates will last my entire lifetime. The things I have learned and the growth I have realized this season as both a person and player have made me confident that I can take the next step in realizing my dreams to play at the next level."

The 6-foot-5 Beasley entered FSU as a four-star recruit and earned all-ACC freshman honors. He averaged 15.6 points and ranked among the top 10 in the ACC in free-throw percentage (.813) and field-goal percentage (.471). He also averaged 5.3 rebounds per game and was third on the team with 51 assists.


[Last modified: Monday, March 21, 2016 9:16pm]


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