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NBA Draft 2012: Moe Harkless Rumored To Leave St. John's

Moe Harkless is reportedly leaving St. John's to enter his name into the NBA Draft after a successful freshman season at St. John's.

St. John's fabulous freshman Moe Harkless might be one and done. The Big East Rookie of the Year is rumored to be leaving St. John's to enter his name in the 2012 NBA Draft.

The New York Post's Lenn Robbins reported that Harkless has decided to go pro, and the New York Daily News likewise reported that Harkless is leaning toward foregoing his final three years of NCAA eligibility. CBS Sports reports that the decision is not yet final.


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St. John's coach Steve Lavin made a statement on the matter, saying that he and Harkless have had discussions about the draft.

"Moe and I have had a number of productive conversations over the past four days. Naturally the discussions covered the pros and cons of leaving St. John's to pursue his dream of playing in the NBA. Moe and his mother Rosa know, regardless of what his ultimate decision is, we enthusiastically support them. They understood that either outcome will clearly help the Johnnies' cause as we continue to build our basketball program."

If he does enter the draft, Harkless is projected as a mid-to-late first round pick by DraftExpress.