Posted April 12, 2013

Texas guard Myck Kabongo to declare for NBA Draft

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An NCAA suspension limited Myck Kabongo to 11 games in the 2012-13 season. (Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)

An NCAA suspension limited Myck Kabongo to 11 games in the 2012-13 season. (Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)

Texas sophomore guard Myck Kabongo, whose 23-game NCAA suspension contributed to the Longhorns missing the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1998, will enter the NBA Draft, according to the university.

Kabongo played just the last 11 games of the 2012-2013 season after the NCAA suspended him for accepting airfare and personal training instruction, and providing false and misleading information about the infractions during two interviews with university officials.

Kabongo released a statement in February:

“When I went to Cleveland, I did not intend to break any rules and did not believe I had broken any. I should have been upfront with UT about everything the first time I had a chance, but I’m glad that I corrected my mistake and I’m glad that I was truthful with the NCAA,” Kabongo said.

The length of the suspension and the NCAA’s long, drawn out process was widely questioned and criticized.

Kabongo was named the Longhorns’ Most Valuable Player after leading the team in scoring (14.6 ppg), assists (5.5 per game), steals (2.0) and minutes (37.3) and was second on the team in rebounding (5.0).

He was named All-Big 12 honorable mention and earned a spot on the Big 12 All-Rookie Team as a freshman.

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