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Arizona’s Gordon, Johnson Leave for NBA

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Versatile forward Aaron Gordon entered the college basketball landscape as part of one of the most decorated freshman classes in recent memory.

Now, he’ll leave with a handful of those freshmen.

The Arizona forward announced Tuesday he’d be leaving school early to declare for the NBA draft, an expected decision based on Gordon’s upside as a projected lottery pick.

Perhaps more surprising was Nick Johnson’s decision to bypass his senior season and enter his name in the NBA draft. Johnson is a projected late first-round pick at best and his loss significantly dents Arizona’s Final Four hopes in 2014-15. The Wildcats were the No. 2 team in USA TODAY Sports’ projected top 25 for 2014-15.

via Scott Gleeson of USA TODAY Sports

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