LSU’s sophomore Jordan Mickey says he’ll enter NBA draft

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU sophomore forward Jordan Mickey, who led the nation with 3.65 blocks per game this season, says he’ll forego his final two year with the Tigers and enter the NBA draft.

The 6-foot-8 Mickey, who announced his decision Tuesday, blocked 113 shots this season, with 107 blocks in 30 regular season games and six more in LSU’s opening-round NCAA tournament loss to North Carolina State.

Mickey, who’ll turn 21 in July, averaged 15.4 points and 9.9 rebounds this season, but saw his production slip in the latter third of the season because of a left shoulder injury.

In his two seasons with the Tigers, the Dallas native blocked 219 shots, second most all-time by an LSU player, behind only Shaquille O’Neal’s 412 blocks in three seasons from 1989-90 to 1991-92.