Apr 3, 2012, 3:16 PM EDT
Tony Wroten is going pro.
The dynamic freshman point guard probed to be one of the more exciting players in the country, not only because he averaged 16.6 ppg but because he turned the ball over 3.8 times per game. It may not always be good for the Huskies, but you know that when Wroten has the ball, something will happen.
“I have been talking with my friends and family and I just felt like this was the right time,” Wroten said in a statement released Tuesday by the school. “I love the University of Washington, but I just feel that it’s best for me to make the jump.
“Husky fans are the best in the nation and I would not trade my experience here for any other college. It was great that I stayed home and I know the University of Washington will always be by my side.”
With Terrence Ross also heading to the NBA, Washington could be looking at another long season in 2012-2013. The Huskies had one of the more talented teams in the country last season, but were unable to put together the kind of consistency — particularly in the non-conference part of their schedule — to earn a bid to the NCAA tournament.
He is projected by most outlets as a mid-to-late first round pick.
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