Hollis Thompson Declares For 2012 NBA Draft, Georgetown Announces

Mar 7, 2012; New York, NY, USA; Georgetown Hoyas forward Hollis Thompson (1) shoots over Pittsburgh Panthers center Malcolm Gilbert (33) during the first half of the second round at the Big East Tournament held at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE

The junior forward leaves the Hoyas after 99 career games, taking his Big East best three point field goal percentage to the NBA Draft.

The Georgetown Hoyas have officially announced that junior forward Hollis Thompson will declare for the NBA Draft, after multiple reports indicated Thompson would be leaving the Hoyas:

The university released a statement Tuesday afternoon with a quote from head coach John Thompson III that indicated little surprise at Hollis Thompson's move:

"Hollis returned for his junior year after submitting his name for the 2011 NBA Draft," John Thompson III said. "We fully anticipated he would enter the 2012 draft after this season. He is an extremely hard worker and we wish him the best as he takes his next step."

The Los Angeles native finished the 2011'12 season second on the team in scoring with 12.8 points and third in rebounds 5.5 HIs 58 three-pointers led the team, and his three-point percentage (43.0) led the Big East. In 99 career games at Georgetown, Thompson averaged 8.7 points and 4.1 rebounds while shooting 47.8 percent from the floor.

For more news on Hollis Thompson and the Georgetown Hoyas, be sure to visit Casual Hoya. For everything college hoops, check out SB Nation's college basketball news hub.

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