Texas Southern two-sport star Derrick Griffin has decided to forgo playing basketball to prepare for the NFL Draft.

The Houston Chronicle reported that Griffin, has hired an agent and will be declaring for the 2017 NFL Draft.

The 6-foot-7, 240-pound athlete only hauled in seven receptions for 115 yards before he was dismissed in September for violating team rules.

Last season, Griffin totaled 713 yards and 11 TDs that earned him All-SWAC honors.

For the TSU basketball team, Griffin averaged 11.3 points and 10.8 rebounds per game. His 5.8 offensive rebounds per game is the best in the nation.

Griffin won SWAC Player of the Year in 2015.

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