Sylven Landesberg Leaving UVA, Reportedly Declaring for NBA Draft

Allen J. KhaContributor IIMarch 23, 2010

CHAPEL HILL, NC - FEBRUARY 07:  Head coach Dave Leitao of the Virginia Cavaliers instructs Sylven Landesberg #15 during the game against the North Carolina Tar Heels on February 7, 2009 at the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Sylven Landesberg, Virginia's leading scorer and star player for the past two seasons, is leaving the University of Virginia entirely, according to the official Virginia Sports website. Andy Katz of ESPN.com and other sources report that Landesberg  will declare for the NBA Draft.

Landesberg has not hired an agent yet, although he has left the program and the University.

Landesberg was suspended during Virginia's brief ACC tournament run for "not fulfilling his academic obligations," and rumors have circulated since stating that Landesberg would seek basketball options outside Virginia collegiate basketball.

This follows yesterday's news that prized 2009 recruit Tristan Spurlock would leave the Virginia basketball program through a transfer.

There has been little to no comment outside the news releases from any of the parties on the basketball team's attrition. More to follow.