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Trevor Thompson leaving Ohio State to pursue NBA dream

Ohio State 7-footer Trevor Thompson will forgo his final season of eligibility and declare for the NBA draft.

"I feel I am ready to take the next step," Thompson told ESPN. "I am close to graduating and want to devote everything I can to my dream of playing in the NBA."

Thompson, who spent his freshman season at Virginia Tech, averaged 10.6 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in just 23 minutes per game this season for the Buckeyes.