LSU's Davis To Enter NBA Draft

Tuesday, March 20th 2007, 12:18 pm
By: News On 6

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) LSU center Glen "Big Baby" Davis will skip his senior year to enter the NBA draft.

"After my toughest year, I now feel I am physically and mentally ready for the NBA," Davis said at Tuesday's announcement.

Coach John Brady said last week the 6’9, 290-pound junior had been meeting with agents and was leaning toward turning pro. Davis averaged 17.7 points and 10.4 rebounds this season, missing several games late in the year because of a strained quadriceps.

He is the only LSU player other than Shaquille O'Neal with career totals surpassing 1,500 points, 900 rebounds and 100 blocks. Davis was an AP second team All-America selection during the 2005-06 season, when LSU went to the Final Four.

"Last year, the team had great success. I was part of only four (LSU) teams to make it to the Final Four," Davis said. "I decided to stay and hoped to build on that this year. Unfortunately that didn't happen."