Florida's Devin Robinson skipping senior year to enter the NBA Draft

Devin Robinson

Florida forward Devin Robinson announced on social media today that he's skipping his senior year to enter the 2017 NBA Draft.

"This decision was not easy for me; in fact, it was one of the hardest decisions I have ever faced," Robinson wrote Friday. "I will be leaving a place that has become my second home."

Robinson averaged 11.1 points and 6.1 rebounds as a junior, helping lead the Gators to the Elite Eight. He had 24 points in their first-round NCAA Tournament win vs. East Tennessee State. He also had 24 in their win at LSU, including five 3-pointers.

"We'll miss Devin here, but he'll always be a part of the Gator family," head coach Mike White said. "We're excited for Devin as he continues to pursue his dream and grateful for his role in helping reestablish the culture and success of the Florida basketball program."

"I know I am ready for this next step and I am personally excited for all the new challenges that will be presented with this decision," Robinson wrote. "I will always cheer on and be a huge supporter of the University of Florida. I will forever be a Gator."

After Robinson's decision, the Gators still await word on John Egbunu's future. While Egbunu has taken steps to test the NBA Draft waters, he has not yet made a final decision and has kept the door open to return.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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