Leslie staying at UGA

Travis Leslie announced Wednesday that he isn't through making highlights for the University of Georgia.

The 6-foot-4, 202-pound sophomore small forward decided not to pursue an early departure to the NBA. The NBA deadline for underclassmen to enter its draft is April 25, but the NCAA allows underclassmen to withdraw from draft consideration and return to college by May 8.

"I enjoy being at Georgia and being part of the Georgia program," Leslie said. "I think we have a chance to have a great season next year."

Leslie averaged 14.8 points and 6.8 rebounds for the Bulldogs, who went 14-17 after going 12-20 in 2008-09. He scored a career-best 34 points in an SEC tournament quarterfinal loss to Vanderbilt and led the team with 30 dunks, five of which made ESPN's "Top 10 Plays of the Day."

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