Lobos' Hobson to forego senior season

New Mexico junior forward Darington Hobson will forego his senior season and remain in the NBA draft, Lobos coach Steve Alford confirmed Friday night.

The deadline to withdraw under a new NCAA rule is 5 p.m. Saturday.

Hobson averaged 15.9 points and 9.3 rebounds for the Mountain West champs (30-5, 14-2) in his lone season in Albuquerque. Hobson helped lead New Mexico to the second round of the NCAA tournament.

Hobson is projected to be a late first-round pick in the NBA draft.

Andy Katz is a senior writer for ESPN.com.