Texas A&M’s Middleton Declares For NBA Draft

110459836 Texas A&Ms Middleton Declares For NBA Draft

Khris Middleton of the Texas A&M Aggies celebrates after making a three-pointer at the buzzer in the first half of the game against the Florida State Seminoles during the second round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the United Center on March 18, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

COLLEGE STATION (AP) – Texas A&M junior Khris Middleton has declared for the NBA draft.

Middleton missed 12 games last season with a knee injury. He averaged 13.2 points and five rebounds in a disappointing 14-18 season for the Aggies which broke a streak of six straight NCAA tournament appearances.

The Aggies were preseason favorites to contend with Kansas for the Big 12 title, but a number of injuries, including the one to Middleton contributed to a 4-14 Big 12 record.

The 6-foot-7, 210-pound Middleton started 72 games in three seasons at Texas A&M. His best year came as a sophomore when he averaged 14.4 points and 5.2 rebounds.

Middleton released a statement announcing his intentions and thanking his coaches and family for their support during his time at Texas A&M.

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