UF's Tyus Declares for NBA Draft

Bryan LehrmanContributor IApril 7, 2010

OKLAHOMA CITY - MARCH 18:  Alex Tyus #23 of the Florida Gators looks on against the BYU Cougars during the first round of the 2010 NCAA men�s basketball tournament at Ford Center on March 18, 2010 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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University of Florida forward Alex Tyus has submitted his name to the 2010 NBA Draft, but has not hired an agent. Tyus told The Gainesville Sun he will most likely stay in school unless he is a projected first-round pick. “Mainly, I just want to see where I stand [with the NBA Draft Advisory Committee]. I want to go through the process, getting a chance to meet with some teams, working out against other players, trying to get better.”

The 6'8 power foward averaged 11.8 points-per-game and was tied with forward Chandler Parsons with 6.9 rebounds-per-game. Tyus can also face up and play some small forward. Last year, Tyus had thought of transferring because of news that he would not play more small forward position. Head coach Billy Donovan ended up convincing him to stay. He is not projected to be drafted in the first round. Look for other Gators such as Chandler Parsons and Vernon Macklin to possibly explore there draft options for the opportunity to work out with other NBA prospects.