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 width=>>Arizona Forward Johnson To Declare For NBA Draft

Arizona freshman Stanley Johnson announced Thursday that he will enter the NBA Draft after one season in college.

Johnson was Arizona's leading scorer, averaging 13.8 points over 38 games in one of the best seasons in program history.

The 6-foot-7 forward is widely projected to be a top-10 pick.

He joins Arizona junior Brandon Ashley and sophomore Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, who also declared for the draft this month.

The Wildcats won the Pac-12 regular season title and were a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament this past season, advancing to the Elite Eight for a second year in a row.

 width=>>Ohio State Freshman Phenom Russell Going Pro

Ohio State freshman D'Angelo Russell said Wednesday that he will declare for the NBA Draft.

Russell, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard, led the Buckeyes in scoring and rebounding this past season.

"This was a hard decision because I knew I could come back and play with my teammates who I love, and to be coached by coach Thad Matta again would have been awesome, but at the same time I wanted to pursue my dream of playing in the NBA," Russell told ESPN.com.

"I know what I am capable of and the sky's the limit with effort. I know I have a lot to work on."

Russell averaged 19.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists in 35 games and was named a first-team All-American by numerous outlets. He was an All-Big Ten selection and was named the conference's top freshman.

He is widely projected to be a top-five pick in the draft.

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