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LSU's Antonio Blakeney will enter NBA Draft, still eligible to play with Tigers

Blakeney made the SEC all-freshman team.  (Photo by Brett Duke, Nola.com | The Times-Picayune) Blakeney made the SEC all-freshman team. (Photo by Brett Duke, Nola.com | The Times-Picayune)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WVUE) -

LSU's Antonio Blakeney tweeted he'll enter the 2016 NBA Draft, but he won't hire an agent. If you don't hire an agent, a new rule allows players to return to college with eligibility intact.

"After meeting with my mom and the LSU Coaching Staff – I've decided to enter my name into the 2016 NBA Draft with the hopes of pursuing my dream of playing the game I love with the best in the world," Blakeney tweeted.

Blakeney can remove his name from the NBA draft list up to 10 days after the conclusion of the NBA draft combine in mid-May.

Blakeney averaged 12 points a game in his freshman season with the Tigers.

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