A.J. Ogilvy declares for NBA Draft

A.J. Ogilvy (VM/Stan Jones)

Vanderbilt junior center A.J. Ogilvy has decided to forgo his senior season and enter the 2010 NBA Draft. Ogilvy will also hire an agent, therefore concluding his collegiate eligibility.

"We certainly appreciate everything A.J. has done, both on and off the floor, at Vanderbilt," said Vanderbilt head coach Kevin Stallings. "He has had a very accomplished career, and will hopefully experience the same kind of success as a professional. A.J. has been instrumental in our two NCAA Tournament berths in the last three years and has demonstrated a very good work ethic from the very first day he walked on campus."

The 6'11 center from Sydney, Australia, is a three-time All-SEC performer and averaged 15.3 points and 6.7 rebounds per game in three years at Vanderbilt. He is the Commodores' all-time leader in free throws made (471) and blocks per game (1.51), and earlier this year became only the second player in Commodore history to record 1,000 points and 100 blocks in his career.

"Hopefully his agent's projections of being a late first-round draft pick is accurate and he will have a long and prosperous NBA career," continued Stallings.

Ogilvy will be signing with the Wasserman Group, which former Vanderbilt great Will Perdue is a part of.

The NBA draft is set for June 24 in New York City.

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