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Darius Garland withdraws from Vanderbilt

Garland will concentrate on preparing for the NBA Draft.

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It’s official: Darius Garland’s Vanderbilt career is over after four games and two minutes. The freshman point guard announced via Twitter that he will be withdrawing from Vanderbilt University in order to prepare for the NBA Draft.

Garland suffered a knee injury against Kent State in November. While it initially seemed to be a relatively minor injury, it came out a few days later that Garland would undergo surgery and miss the remainder of the season. In the four full games he played, Garland averaged 19.8 ppg.

Vanderbilt’s season has gone into a tailspin, with the Commodores now on a five-game losing streak with #1 Tennessee coming to town on Wednesday night. As he will no longer be enrolled at Vanderbilt, Garland will not be on the bench for the remainder of the season.

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