ISU's Brackins to turn pro

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State coach Greg McDermott says junior forward Craig Brackins will skip his final year of eligibility and enter the NBA draft.

Brackins, a 6-foot-10 forward from Palmdale, Calif., averaged 16.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game this season as the Cyclones finished 15-17.

Brackins nearly left for the NBA last spring before deciding to return to school.

In Friday's announcement, Iowa State also says center Justin Hamilton and guard Dominique Buckley will transfer.

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