Texas G Myck Kabongo declares for the 2013 NBA Draft

Michael C. Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

The Longhorns will be without their top two scorers from 2012-13 next season.

Texas Longhorns sophomore guard Myck Kabongo announced on Friday morning that he is declaring for the 2013 NBA Draft and will forgo his two final seasons of eligibility in Austin.

During the 11 games that he was available this season after serving his 23-game NCAA suspension, Kabongo led the team in scoring, averaging 14.6 points per game and 5.5 assists.

Kabongo was named the team's MVP and captain at the basketball banquet on Thursday night, when he said that he would be announcing soon.

The 6-1, 180-pound guard is ranked no. 42 on the NBADraft.net big board and is generally projected as a second-round draft pick, a position that offers no guaranteed money to most prospects. He'll get drafted, but he will probably be in a fight for a roster spot and could be looking at some time in the NBDL in his future.

With the jump by Kabongo, the Longhorns have now lost their two leading scorers from last season, as fellow sophomore guard Sheldon McClellan opted to transfer, following sophomore forward Jaylen Bond out of the program.

Sophomore guard Julien Lewis was a bit evasive about his plans on Thursday night, saying, "I'm fine with the situation where I'm at," but declining comment when asked if he could change his mind.

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