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Vander Blue will enter NBA draft


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Marquette University junior guard Vander Blue will forego his final season of eligibility at the college and enter the NBA draft.

The Marquette men's basketball team announced the decision Tuesday morning, adding that Blue intends to hire and agent.

Blue is a 6'4" shooting guard who played his high school hoops at Madison Memorial.

"I've had three great years here and appreciate everything Marquette has done for me during that time to help me develop," Blue said in a statement released by the university's athletics office. "At this point I want to pursue my dream. I've prayed about it and discussed it with my family and think this is the right decision for me at this time.

Blue earned All-BIG EAST Second Team honors in the 2012-13 season. He ranked 14th in the conference in scoring (14.8 ppg.) and led the team. He shot 45.4% from the floor.

"As a program, we are all very thankful for everything Vander has done to help our team over the last three years, but more importantly I admire the growth he has made off the floor as a person," Marquette head coach Buzz Williams said in the statement.

In his three-year career at Marquette, Blue started 80 of 106 games. He finishes with 982 career points, narrowly missing becoming the 45th player in school history with 1,000 career points.

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