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COLUMBIA, Mo. – A Mizzou basketball player has decided to make himself eligible for the 2014 NBA Draft.

Jordan Clarkson, a junior at University of Missouri, made the announcement Monday. He will forgo his senior season to become eligible. He previously played two years at Tulsa.

Clarkson is originally from San Antonio, Texas, and is ranked second in the club with 17.5 points per game. He has a career high of 31 points in one game against Southern Illinois. He was also named to the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 list in January, and has won three Southeastern Conference Player of the Week honors.

"It's hard to find the right words to say because this coaching staff, my teammates, this school and these fans have been so incredible to me during my two years here at Mizzou," said Clarkson. "Obviously this was not an easy decision for me and my family, but it felt like the right time to take this step in my career, especially with graduation this spring. I will always cherish the memories from my time here at Mizzou and will continue to work hard to spread the Mizzou Brand as Coach Haith takes this program to the next level."

Clarkson is expected to be drafted late in the first round or in the second round.

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