LSU's leading scorer O'Bryant leaving for NBA

LSU's leading scorer O'Bryant leaving for NBA

LSU Tigers forward Johnny O'Bryant III (2) tries to get the ball past Kentucky Wildcats forward Julius Randle (30) during the first half in the quarterfinals of the SEC college basketball tournament at Georgia Dome. (Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports)

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Posted on April 1, 2014 at 2:56 PM

The Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU post player Johnny O'Bryant III says he will bypass his senior season and make himself eligible for the NBA draft.

O'Bryant, who has been projected as a late first-round or second-round draft pick, led LSU in scoring this season, averaging a career-high 15.4 points to go with 7.7 rebounds. He has career averages of 12.7 points and 7.7 rebounds a game.

O'Bryant has been named to the All-Southeastern Conference first team the past two years. He was just the ninth Tigers player to receive the honor twice.

O'Bryant ended his career at No. 31 on LSU's scoring list with 1,157 points and No. 20 on the school's rebounding list with 702. He is only the 14th Tigers player to finish with 1,000 points and 700 rebounds.

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