Iguodala to skip last two years of college

Updated: April 9, 2004, 5:08 PM ET
Associated Press

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona sophomore Andre Iguodala will skip his last two years of college and enter the NBA draft.

"I feel the time is right for me to fulfill a lifelong dream of playing in the NBA," Iguodala said Friday.

He averaged 12.9 points, 8.4 rebounds and 4.9 assists in 30 games this season, shooting 45 percent from the floor.

Iguodala was the first player in Arizona history to lead the team in rebounds (253), assists (147) and steals (48).

The Wildcats lost in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Coach Lute Olson gave Iguodala an April 11 deadline to decide whether to go to the NBA so Arizona could recruit accordingly.

The draft is June 24.

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