LSU junior Justin Hamilton has announced he will forego his senior season and make himself available for the NBA draft.

Hamilton played two years for Iowa State before transferring to LSU.  He sat out the 2010-11 season and played for LSU this past season, when he was named second team all-SEC.  He averaged 12.9 points and 7.2 rebounds for the Tigers.

Hamilton will finish the semester at LSU and will graduate with a degree in sociology.