Calathes to Test NBA Draft Waters

University of Florida sophomore guard Nick Calathes has decided to enter his name in the upcoming NBA Draft, however, has kept his options open for a return for his junior season.

Calathes earned First-Team All-SEC honors from both the league coaches and Associated Press, averaging a team-high 17.2 points per game and a UF-record 6.4 assists per contest. He was the only player in the nation to average better than 15.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game on the year.

His 1,170 points over his first two seasons at Florida are the most points ever by a Gator in his freshman and sophomore years combined. His 231 assists this season broke his own school record of 221 set a year ago, as he ranks third in school history in career assists through just two seasons.

He ranked in the top 10 in nine of 13 possible categories during SEC play and in the top five in six of those. He had a team-high 12 20-point games on the year and recorded his second career triple-double on Jan. 28 vs. Georgia, just the third in school history.

Nick Calathes Statement:

"I spoke with Coach Donovan last night and told him of my intentions and was nothing but supportive, told me he'd do whatever he could to help me and my family make an educated decision. I love the University of Florida and am leaving my option to return open. This is a great opportunity to take some time, look at my future beyond college, collect information and see where I'm at."

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