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West Virginia's Elijah Macon Is Turning Pro

The Mountaineers' big man is turning pro.

Elijah Macon's playing career at West Virginia has come to an end.

The Mountaineers' junior forward announced today that he is foregoing the remainder of his eligibility and turning pro.

Macon isn't expected to be an NBA player, but he'll likely have a career overseas in Europe or in the NBA G-League.

Here's his statement, from 247Sports:

"First things first I would like to say Thank you Bob Huggins And Erik Martin for believing in a young 15 year old boy growing up from the Southside of Columbus, OH losing my mother and still having you guys push me to be the man I have become I can do nothing but thank you for all you and Mountaineer Nation has done for me unfortunately I will not be returning for my senior season at WVU and instead sign with a agent and play professional basketball thank you guys for all the love and support!!!

Macon averaged 6.3 points and 4.2 rebounds a game last season.