WESTWOOD (CBS/AP) — UCLA forward Tyler Honeycutt is leaving school to enter the NBA draft, giving up his final two years of eligibility.

Honeycutt made the announcement in a conference call on Monday.

He plans to sign with an agent, which would preclude him from returning to college basketball.

The 6-foot-8, 188-pounder from Los Angeles averaged 12.8 points and 7.2 rebounds for the Bruins (23-11), who lost to Florida in the third round of the NCAA tournament.

He started all 33 games, and shot 41 percent from the floor and 74 percent from the free throw

UCLA didn’t make the tournament in Honeycutt’s freshman year, when he missed the first six games because of a stress fracture in his right tibia.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (3)
  1. Rudy says:

    Say it isn’t so Tyler!! I wish it wasn’t true, would of loved seeing this team whole for another year. Go ahead and follow your heart and dreams. Best of luck!

  2. Crazy Irish says:

    Honeycutt departure really hurts UCLA for next year. Could have had best front line I country with Honeycutt,Nelson,and Smith. Just went from top 10 team to a top 20 team.

    1. Rudy says:

      So true, and if someone got in early foul trouble then come in with a wear twin or lane. Oh well,

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