Malik Beasley, one of two Florida State players on the All-ACC freshman team, announced Monday night that he is entering the 2016 NBA draft.
The 6-5, 196 pound guard revealed his decision on his Twitter account.
Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton issued a statement saying he supports Beasley’s decision:
“Malik is a wonderful young man and we are very happy for him and his family. He enjoyed a great freshman year and we are looking forward to watching him as he realizes his dreams. He was an outstanding player for our basketball team, is a young man of tremendous character and is an extremely hard worker.
“We are behind Malik and know he will be successful in everything he does because he is such a quality person both on and off the basketball court.”
Beasley and fellow freshman, 6-7 guard Dwayne Bacon, led FSU, which finished a disappointing 20-14, including 1-1 in the NIT. The Seminoles were being projected as one of the last teams into the NCAA field until a late-season five game losing streak knocked them off the bubble.
Beasley was second on the team with 15.6 points per game, trailing Bacon, who averaged 15.8. Beasley shot .471 from the field and .387 on 3 pointers (55 of 142). He averaged 5.3 rebounds and had 51 assists.
Beasley is projected by nbadraft.net to be taken 17th by the Celtics.
The Seminoles now are awaiting a decision by Bacon.