Freshman forward Gallon entering draft

Updated: April 20, 2010, 11:13 PM ET
Associated Press

NORMAN, Okla. -- Forward Tiny Gallon plans to enter the NBA draft after one season at Oklahoma.

Gallon announced his decision Tuesday night in a statement released by the school, saying he decided to turn pro after speaking with his mother and Sooners coach Jeff Capel. The statement did not indicate whether Gallon intends to hire an agent.

Oklahoma opened an internal investigation after reported that Gallon had taken a $3,000 wire transfer from a Florida financial adviser. That investigation is ongoing.

Gallon averaged 10.3 points and 7.9 rebounds this past season, the fourth-highest rebounding average for a freshman at Oklahoma.

Teammates Tommy Mason-Griffin and Willie Warren announced after the season that they would turn pro.

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