UCONN’s Hasheem Thabeet to Enter N.B.A. Draft

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0401reilly_576x324Hasheem Thabeet will forego his final year of eligibility at UConn and declare for the NBA Draft, he told SI.com on Tuesday. The 7-foot-3 Tanzanian, who was a second-team All-American and Big East co-Player of the Year as a junior, said he intends to begin the process of interviewing agents soon.

“I sat down with my friends and family, and with my coaches, and have decided I want to give up my last year at UConn so I can put my name in the draft,” Thabeet told SI.com. “I know that my family and my coaches are always looking out for the best for me, and I believe what they’ve all told me — that this is the right time to turn pro.”

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