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Tyrus Update

Florida junior forward Alex Tyus plans to attend IMG Academy in Bradenton next week to prepare for NBA pre-draft workouts.

Tyus put his name in for the NBA draft without an agent earlier this month and has until May 8 to decide whether to keep his name in the draft or return for his senior season.

At IMG, Tyus will work with the same trainers who worked with former Gators and current NBA standouts Joakim Noah and Corey Brewer.

ESPN draft analyst Chad Ford has rated Tyus as second-round to undrafted in his latest NBA draft projections. Of Tyus, Ford writes: “Tyus is an athletic, but undersized big man who will likely struggle to make the transition to the small forward position in the pros. He’s best around the basket in a blue-collar type of role, but won’t be able to do the same amount of damage in the pros. I expect him to go undrafted if he stays in the draft.”

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