Brendan Maloy
Tuesday April 1st, 2014

Spencer Dinwiddie averaged 14.7 points and 1.5 steals per game before tearing his ACL. (RJ Sangosti/Denver Post/Getty Images) Spencer Dinwiddie averaged 14.7 points and 1.5 steals per game before tearing his ACL. (RJ Sangosti/Denver Post/Getty Images)

Spencer Dinwiddie, the star point guard for the University of Colorado Buffaloes, is leaning towards leaving college early to join the NBA, according to a report from ESPN's Jeff Goodman.

Dinwiddie lead his team to a 14-2 record this season before tearing his ACL in the team's loss to the Washington Huskies in January. While the injury may have hurt the junior's draft stock, ESPN reports that Dinwiddie will leave for the professional ranks unless he receives a draft valuation saying he will not be taken in the first round.

"I don't think his stock changes," one NBA general manager said. "Guys come back from torn ACLs all the time -- and it's not as if he was super-athletic."

ROSENBERG: Expect great Final Four from Florida, Kentucky, Wisconsin, and UConn Colorado played themselves into the tournament as a 9-seed without Dinwiddie, and plans to return 4 of their starters should he decide to leave.

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