Snyder To Enter NBA Draft

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Nevada swingman Kirk Snyder has hired an agent and will skip his senior season to enter the NBA draft.

``I think it's time for me mentally and physically to take my game to the next level,'' Snyder said in a telephone interview Monday night. ``It was one of the hardest decisions I've ever had to make in my whole life.''

Snyder was attending the NCAA championship game and did not immediately return a telephone message left on his cell phone by The Associated Press.

Nevada athletic department spokesman Jason Houston said Snyder has signed with an agent.

The 6-foot-6 Snyder was Western Athletic Conference player of the year, averaging 18.8 points and 5.7 rebounds this season. He led the Wolf Pack to victories over Michigan State and Gonzaga in the NCAA tournament.