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UNC’s Justin Jackson to Withdraw From NBA Draft

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Forward Justin Jackson is withdrawing from the NBA Draft and will return to school for next season.

“I’m glad I had the chance to enter the Draft and attend the Combine where I was able to meet with a number of NBA executives and test my game against some of the top players in the country, but after discussing it with my parents and coaches and praying over this decision, the best choice for my basketball future is to return to school and play for the Tar Heels next season,” says Jackson.

Source: University of North Carolina Tar Heels Official Athletic Site

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Report: Marvin Bagley III Declares for 2018 NBA Draft

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I can’t believe the time has come for me to say this but I would like to announce that I will be declaring for the 2018 NBA Draft. First off I want to thank Jesus for putting me here and allowing me to show my gifts that he has given me. I want to thank my family and everyone who has been in my corner since day one, the support has meant a lot to me. I also want to thank those who doubted me and continue to doubt me, it only pushes me to get better every single day. I learned a lot this year on and off of the court and I’m thankful for the opportunity. Thank you Duke!!! 🔵⚪#JREAM

Source: Marvin Bagley on Instagram

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Report: Miles Bridges Declares for 2018 NBA Draft

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Michigan State forward Miles Bridges is entering the NBA draft and has hired an agent, he announced on Twitter on Wednesday morning.

In his announcement, Bridges thanked Spartans coach Tom Izzo and others for “giving a skinny kid from Flint a chance to play at such a legendary program.”

He confirmed a widely expected decision to enter the draft and that he’s signing with agent Rich Paul from Klutch Sports. ESPN draft analyst Jonathan Givony projects Bridges as the No. 11 prospect in his latest NBA draft rankings.

He averaged 17.1 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists as a sophomore this season, becoming the 11th consensus All-American at Michigan State during Izzo’s tenure.

Source: Adam Rittenberg of ESPN

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