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LSU sophomore Jarell Martin has decided to forfeit his final two years of college eligibility and submit his name for the 2015 NBA Draft, according to

Two independent sources close to the Tigers' basketball program said Tuesday that sophomore Jarell Martin has decided to submit his name for the 2015 NBA Draft and forfeit the final two years of college eligibility.

One source said Martin informed LSU coach Johnny Jones, who was unavailable for comment Tuesday night. The second source didn't know if Jones had been informed but confirmed that Martin has decided to leave.
Martin averaged 16.9 points and 9.2 rebonds a game this season.

ESPN's Chad Ford projects Martin as the No. 35 overall prospect in the 2015 Draft while Jonathan Givony with ranks Martin No. 27 on his latest draft board.
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DVinBR107 months
this is part of why i will always like football a hell of a lot more than basketball
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TigerB8107 months
Imagine Mickey, Martin and Simmons on the court at the same time....too bad we can't keep anyone around long enough to make something happen.
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pellietigersaint107 months
this is not sour grapes. he's just not ready. he needs to develop his shot, his ability to get to the rim and finish in a HALF COURT set, his defense, and aggressiveness. he could be a lottery pick with some hard work. He improved a ton from his frosh season through soph. Now, he's gonna watch the game on someone's bench. It will stunt his development a la Anthony Randolph. There is no practice time in the NBA. You sit the bench for the greater part of 82 games and spend the rest of your free time in an airport or hotel. I wish him the best but he quite possible will never be able to reach his potential.
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Broham107 months
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Pastalaya107 months
good luck man. Dude balled out against NC State for a while there.
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LSU-MNCBABY107 months
Good luck to him, think he would have benefited from coming back and playing with all the incoming studs, but its rare anyone stays now a days
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LSU-DUDE107 months
Good luck young man!
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TwoDatBait107 months
Good luck! was hoping he stay and figure out how to play 2 halves of basketball though....
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Mulerider107 months
Not surprised but hoped he would be excited to play with the talent that is coming. I don't personally see how you could leave and let the NC State game be your last game.
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TigerVision107 months
Thanks for your hard work! Good luck in the league!
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TKLSUMD107 months
No surprise. Good luck to him. Next man up.
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