Jayhawks' Aldrich entering NBA draft

Updated: March 29, 2010, 6:20 PM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Cole Aldrich, fighting back tears, said Monday he'll skip his senior year at Kansas and head for the NBA.

The 6-11 center, who averaged almost a double-double for the Big 12 champions, is projected by most experts as a high first-round pick.

"The last three years have been pretty special," he said.

Blessed with a wingspan greater than most men his height, Aldrich averaged 11.3 points and 9.8 rebounds for the Jayhawks, who were the overall No. 1 seed ...

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