Texas guard Eric Davis Jr. opts to turn pro

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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, Texas guard Eric Davis Jr. (10) and forward Dylan Osetkowski (21) hold the jersey of teammate Andrew Jones (1) during the school song following an NCAA college basketball game against TCU, in Austin, Texas. Jones, diagnosed with leukemia, was the emotional core in a season-long struggle to get back to the tournament after missing last year. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Texas guard Eric Davis Jr. opts to turn pro

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, Texas guard Eric Davis Jr. (10) and forward Dylan Osetkowski (21) hold the jersey of teammate Andrew Jones (1) during the school song following an NCAA college basketball game against TCU, in Austin, Texas. Jones, diagnosed with leukemia, was the emotional core in a season-long struggle to get back to the tournament after missing last year. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas junior guard Eric Davis Jr., announced Wednesday he's decided to turn pro after being held out several games late in the season after reports raised allegations that he'd taken money from an agent representative.

Texas held Davis out of the Longhorns' final six games after the payment allegations were raised in a Yahoo Sports report in late February. In a statement released by Texas, Davis said he wanted to put the ''unfortunate events'' of the end of the season behind him. He didn't elaborate or address the payment allegations directly.

Davis averaged 8.8 points in 26 games last season. Texas freshman forward Mo Bamba has declared for the NBA draft and said he won't return to school. Junior guard Kerwin Roach II has also said he'll enter the draft, but has no plans to hire an agent, which would allow him to return for his senior season.

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