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FSU basketball's Malik Beasley to enter NBA Draft

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One-and-done for the talented Beasley.

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The future of FSU basketball became a bit clearer on Monday night. And that wasn't necessarily a good thing for the 'Noles. Malik Beasley, the talented freshman who began his Florida State career by scoring in double digits in his first 24 games in garnet and gold, released the following statement, via FSU athletics:

Florida State University, Coach Hamilton and his staff were absolutely the best choices I could have made when I was deciding which college I would attend The friendships I have formed with my teammates will last my entire lifetime. The things I have learned and the growth I have realized this season as both a person and player have made me confident that I can take the next step in realizing my dreams to play at the next level.

Hamilton responded with his own statement about Beasley's time in Tallahassee:

Malik is a wonderful young man and we are very happy for him and his family. He enjoyed a great freshman year and we are looking forward to watching him as he realizes his dreams. He was an outstanding player for our basketball team, is a young man of tremendous character and is an extremely hard worker. We are behind Malik and know he will be successful in everything he does because he is such a quality person both on and off the basketball court.

All eyes now will certainly shift to Dwayne Bacon and Xavier Rathan-Mayes, both of whom are candidates to forego their remaining eligibility and turn pro as well.