|LSU's Anthony Randolph announces intention to enter the NBA draft|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 08 April 2008 10:33|
``There cannot be a better time for me to enter the NBA draft,'' Randolph said Tuesday. ``I am well aware of the challenges young men face when entering the professional ranks of any career. However, I believe I am ready to face these challenges with a positive attitude, and I have faith and determination that I will succeed.''
The 6-foot-10 Randolph averaged 15.6 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.3 blocks this season. LSU was 13-18 this season, and coach John Brady was fired near the end of the regular season.
Randolph said the uncertain coaching situation had nothing to do with his decision.
``I just know that I have the opportunity of being selected in the first round,'' he said. ``I was counseled by my family and the coaches and we all came to the conclusion that right now would be the best time for me to pursue my professional career.''