Texas A&M's Middleton declares for draft

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- Texas A&M junior Khris Middleton has declared for the NBA draft.

Middleton missed 12 games last season with a knee injury. He averaged 13.2 points and five rebounds in a disappointing 14-18 season for the Aggies which broke a streak of six straight NCAA tournament appearances.

The Aggies were preseason favorites to contend with Kansas for the Big 12 title, but a number of injuries, including the one to Middleton contributed to a 4-14 Big 12 record.

The 6-foot-7, 210-pound Middleton started 72 games in three seasons at Texas A&M. His best year came as a sophomore when he averaged 14.4 points and 5.2 rebounds.

Middleton released a statement announcing his intentions and thanking his coaches and family for their support during his time at Texas A&M.