Saturday , Apr , 23 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Missouri’s Kleiza declares for NBA Draft

Columbia, MO (Sports Network) – Missouri sophomore guard Linas Kleiza will
enter the 2005 NBA Draft.

Kleiza, though, will not hire an agent and will leave open the option of
returning for his junior season.

“Linas has expressed to me an interest in exploring professional
opportunities,” Missouri head coach Quin Snyder said. “We wish him the best as
he pursues his goals.”

The 6-foot-8 Kleiza averaged 16.1 points and 7.5 rebounds in 33 games last
season for the Tigers.