Trey Thompkins, Travis Leslie Entering 2011 NBA Draft After Junior Seasons

Trey Thompkins and Travis Leslie have entered the 2011 NBA Draft, though Leslie has left the door open for a return.

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Travis Leslie Remaining In 2011 NBA Draft Alongside Trey Thompkins

The Georgia Bulldogs have announced Travis Leslie will choose to go ahead with his 2011 NBA Draft entry instead of returning to school. The junior had previously left the door open for a return, having not yet signed an agent, but has evidently decided not to wait until the May deadline.

Leslie on his decision to leave the program before his senior season:

After talking it over with my family, I have decided that I will forgo my senior year and enter into the NBA Draft. I would like to thank UGA for giving me the opportunity, as well as Coach Fox and the staff in helping me to improve my game. Last but not least, I'd like to thank the Georgia fans for their support over the past three years.    

The Decatur native has been projected as anywhere from a late first round pick to a late second.

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Trey Thompkins, Travis Leslie Entering 2011 NBA Draft After Junior Seasons

Trey Thompkins and Travis Leslie have announced they'll give the 2011 NBA Draft a shot. Thompkins is all but officially gone, as he plans to hire an agent, but Leslie is testing the waters, giving him until early May to change his mind and return to Georgia Bulldogs basketball.

Thompkins, SEC preseason player of the year, was slowed by an injury early on in his final UGA season, but returned to lead the team to the brink of a NCAA Tournament win. The Lithonia native averaged 16.4 points and 7.6 rebounds.

High-flyin' Travis Leslie is going to be a NBA Slam Dunk Contest participant at some point in his career, but there's more to his game than just acrobatics. The six-foot-four guard from Decatur posted 14.4 points, 7.2 boards, and 2.9 assists this season. 

Thompkins is likely to be a first-round pick, and could even sneak into the latter end of the lottery with some strong workout showings. Leslie, however, very well could be back in Athens this fall.

For more Georgia sports, visit Dawg Sports.

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