Alabi entering NBA draft

Updated: April 23, 2010, 3:33 PM ET
Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State's 7-foot-1 center, Solomon Alabi, is entering the NBA draft.

Alabi, 22, averaged 9.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and a school-record 2.1 blocked shots in 77 games for the Seminoles. He was a third-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference pick this past season when he helped Florida State to the NCAA tournament for the second straight year. He was twice chosen to the ACC's all-defensive team.

Coach Leonard Hamilton says Alabi will finish his academic work this semester and is on track to receive a degree in international relations next year.

A pair of 7-0 juniors, Jonathan Kreft and Xavier Gibson, will be candidates vying for Alabi's starting center position next season.


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