Florida International forward Dominique Ferguson is entering the NBA draft after being denied permission to talk to other schools.

"They won't give me my release and let me play anywhere else," said Ferguson, who sought to transfer in the wake of Isiah Thomas’ dismissal. "They give schools too much power and treat us like they own us."

The 6-foot-9 forward averaged 8.7 points and 6.2 rebounds this past season.

"It's over," Ferguson said. "I'm going to put my name in for the NBA draft."