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Michigan State Announces Freshman Deyonta Davis Has Declared For NBA Draft, Will Sign With Agent

Michigan State freshman big man Deyonta Davis is off to the NBA. 

The Spartans' four-star center has decided to declare for the NBA Draft and he will sign with an agent, ending his collegiate eligibility. 

Michigan State announced the news on Twitter. 

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Davis, a 6-foot-8, 250-pound center, averaged 7.5 points and 5.5 rebounds a game for Michigan State this past season. 

“I asked Coach Izzo and Coach Guy to do research for me. The information that came back made me decide to enter the draft. It was a tough decision, but after talking to my family and coaches, I felt it was the right decision and one I’m fully committed to. I’d like to thank all of the people that helped me this year – my teammates and coaches, the academic support staff and especially the fans that welcomed me with open arms. Because of their help, I’m in position to fulfill a lifelong dream of playing in the NBA. This has been a great year for me at Michigan State – including a memorable trip to Italy, being a part of the best start in school history and winning the Big Ten Tournament. I will always be a Spartan and look forward to coming back to campus like so many other pros do now,” Davis said in a release.