Millsap led nation in rebounding three straight years

Updated: April 4, 2006, 7:34 PM ET
Associated Press

RUSTON, La. -- Louisiana Tech junior forward Paul Millsap, the first college basketball player to lead the nation in rebounding three years running, said Tuesday he will leave school to enter the NBA Draft.

In a prepared statement, Millsap said he would enter the NBA to help his mother "enjoy the life she deserves."

Millsap led the country the last two seasons with averages of 12.5 and 12.4 rebounds per game. He finished the latest season with 13.3.


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