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April 22, 2011 at 11:01 AM

Colorado’s Alec Burks declares for NBA draft

So long Alec Burks. We hardly knew ya.
If the high-scoring sophomore remained at Colorado, he would have been on of the brightest stars in the new Pac-12 next season. However, Burks declared for the NBA draft leaving the Buffaloes with a gaping hole in the lineup.
The 6-foot-6 shooting guard led the Big 12 with a 20.5 scoring average last season and holds the CU freshman (512 points) and sophomore (779) scoring records.
Burks joins seven Pac-10 players who have left school early for the draft. The others include: Washington State’s DeAngelo Casto, UCLA’s Tyler Honeycutt and Malcolm Lee, Washington’s Isaiah Thomas, WSU’s Klay Thompson, USC’s Nikola Vucevic and Arizona’s Derrick Williams.
FRIDAY MORNING LINKS:
— Three NBA teams will conduct a big workout for draft prospects May 7-8 in East Rutherford, N.J. It’s the last major audition for players who are testing the draft waters. Underclassmen must return to school by the May 8 deadline to retain college eligibility.
— Former Washington player Bobby Jones has a new blog post and he takes a look at the tattoo culture in the NBA.
— It was somewhat overshadowed by Thompson’s decision to turn pro, but Washington State signed D.J. Shelton on Monday. The 6-9 forward began his college career at Cal State Fullerton and transferred to Citrus College in Rialto, Calif. where he averaged 12.0 points and 6.7 rebounds in 23.6 minutes per game for the 27-6 Fighting Owls.

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