LSU’s Jordan Mickey to enter the NBA Draft

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LSU’s Jordan Mickey ended the speculation and made it official: he will be entering his name in the 2015 NBA Draft.

“After discussing my options with my family, I believe this is the time to move on and accept new challenges at the next level,” Mickey said in a statement that was texted to reporters.

Mickey, a 6-foot-7 forward, averaged 15.4 points, 9.9 boards and 3.6 blocks as a sophomore for LSU this season. He’s an athletic player with the kind of length that makes scouts drool, but he’s also an undersized power forward at the next level. Mickey’s not a shooter at this point in his development, a major reason why he was projected by Draft Express as a second round pick in the 2016 draft.

Mickey is the second front court player to declare for the draft from LSU. Jarell Martin made it official that he will be going pro earlier this month.