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Report: Keita Bates-Diop Declares for 2018 NBA Draft

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Ohio State forward Keita Bates-Diop will pass on his final year of college eligibility and enter the NBA draft in June, he announced Monday.

Bates-Diop, the Big Ten Player of the Year, also said he will hire an agent.

Bates-Diop, at 6-feet-7 with a lengthy wingspan, is ranked 19th in ESPN draft analyst Jonathan Givony’s list of Top 100 NBA prospects.

He averaged 19.8 points and 8.7 rebounds a game for the Buckeyes, including 25 points in an NCAA tournament loss to Gonzaga last week.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

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Duke Blue Devils guard RJ Barrett, widely projected as a lottery pick, has made the decision to leave after his freshman season to enter the NBA draft, he announced Wednesday on social media.

“It was amazing to play for Coach K, play for the brotherhood,” Barrett said in a video posted to Twitter and Instagram. “It was a dream of mine to play at Duke ever since I was a young kid. It’s also a dream of mine to play in the NBA and have great success there. …

“I’m looking forward to coming back and supporting the Blue Devils any way I can. Just wanted to thank you for everything.”

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