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Monday, May 9, 2011

Yale's Mangano pulls out of NBA draft

NEW HAVEN – Greg Mangano has withdrawn from the 2011 NBA Draft and will remain at Yale for his senior season. He submitted his letter to the NBA offices late last week.
“Finishing my education remains my top priority, but I think it was a good experience, and hopefully it benefits me in the future,” Mangano said. “My main goal at Yale has always been to win an Ivy League championship, and with the players we return next year, I think we have a great chance.”
The deadline for withdrawing from the NBA draft was Sunday at midnight.
Mangano, of Orange., native, enjoyed an outstanding season in 2010-11, finishing ninth in the nation in blocked shots (3.0 per game) and 24th in rebounding (10.0 rpg.). He averaged 16.3 points and was a unanimous first team All-Ivy selection and earned all-district honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
Mangano led the Ivy League in rebounding and blocked shots and was second in scoring. He is the first Ivy player to average a double-double for the season since Kyle Snowden in 1995-96. His numbers were even more impressive in Ivy games where he averaged 18.6 points and 10.4 rebounds, which both led the league.
Mangano and rest of the Bulldogs will get a head start on the 2011-12 season when they begin a 10-day tour of China on May 16.

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