Arizona's Ashley skipping senior season for shot at NBA

Apr 8, 2015 8:15 PM by Ross Field

AP Basketball Writer

Brandon Ashley will skip his senior season and enter his name in the NBA draft after three seasons at Arizona.

A 6-foot-8 forward, Ashley averaged 12.2 points and 5.2 rebounds while helping lead the Wildcats to the NCAA Tournament's Elite Eight for the second straight season.

Ashley was named Most Outstanding Player of the Pac-12 Tournament, which Arizona won for the first time since 2002 after he averaged 19.7 points per game and shot 73 percent from the field.

He becomes the second player to leave early at Arizona this year, joining sophomore forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, who announced he was leaving on Tuesday.

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