Pressey to enter NBA Draft

Missouri point guard Phil Pressey announced Wednesday that he would forego his senior season and enter the 2013 NBA Draft.

Pressey, who's the Tigers' career leader in assists (580) and steals (196), averaged 11.9 points and 7.0 assists per game this past season.

"Many college basketball players dream of this day, but when I had to finally make this decision it was difficult because it means I am leaving a place I love so much," Pressey said. "I love my teammates, my coaches, Mike Alden and all of our fans, and I'm so glad I had the chance to play for Coach Haith these last two years. He had such a big impact on my career and because of that relationship I will help Missouri Basketball anyway I can going forward."

Pressey averaged 9.7 points per game over his three years with the school and came up 41 points shy of reaching 1,000 for his career.

"I was fortunate in that I had the opportunity to coach Phil for two seasons and he helped us win a lot of games, but more importantly, he was a great ambassador for our program both on and off the court. I wish Phil and his family all the best as he turns to a new chapter in his basketball career," Missouri head coach Frank Haith said.