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Marquette's Vander Blue to enter NBA Draft

Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Marquette junior guard Vander Blue announced Tuesday that he will skip his final season of eligibility and enter the NBA Draft.

Blue earned All-Big East second team honors this past season, averaging 14.8 points and 3.2 rebounds while leading the Golden Eagles to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.

"I've had three great years here and appreciate everything Marquette has done for me during that time to help me develop," Blue said. "At this point I want to pursue my dream. I've prayed about it and discussed it with my family and think this is the right decision for me at this time.

"I really want to thank all of the coaches and staff at Marquette for helping me become a better player and a man," Blue added. "I also loved and appreciate the support shown by Marquette fans across the country during my career, especially during home games at the Bradley Center."

In 106 career games (80 starts) during his three-year career at Marquette, Blue averaged 9.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists. He finishes with 982 points.

04/16 12:29:36 ET

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