Kansas State super freshman turning pro

April 14, 2008 at 8:15 PM   |   Comments

MANHATTAN, Kan., April 14 (UPI) -- Kansas State freshman forward Michael Beasley, the Big 12 Player of the Year, announced Monday he will enter his name into the 2008 NBA Draft.

"It's been a long process, thinking about this and that, the pros and cons of leaving college," said Beasley -- who said he will sign with an agent, making the decision irreversible. "I think it's time for me to take my game to the next level."

Beasley, a finalist for this season's Wooden and Naismith awards, made his decision public during a televised press conference.

The 6-foot-10 235-pounder was third in the nation in scoring, averaging 26.2 points per game, and also averaged 12.4 rebounds per contest -- second-best in the country.

Kansas State made its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 12 years this season, falling to Wisconsin in the second round.

A Washington native who attended four different high schools, Beasley was a McDonald's All-American during his senior year at Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg, Mass.

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