Duke Basketball: Jayson Tatum Declares For 2017 NBA Draft











Duke basketball star Jayson Tatum is set to take his talents to the next level.
On Wednesday afternoon, it was announced that 6-foot-8 freshman forward will forgo his final years of eligibility to declare for the 2017 NBA Draft.
“I have absolutely loved coaching Jayson Tatum,” Coach Mike Krzyzewski said in a statement. “His skill set and work ethic will make him a star in the NBA. Whichever team selects him will be getting a humble, thoughtful and talented young man whom we are proud to call a member of the Duke basketball brotherhood.”
During his freshman campaign, Tatum averaged 16.8 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game.
Tatum was Duke’s best player this season, but his first and only year in college ended unexpectedly when Duke was upset by the South Carolina Gamecocks in the second-round of the NCAA Tournament.
Tatum is currently projected as a top five pick.
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