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Alex Kirk Leaves New Mexico For NBA Draft

Alex Kirk has left New Mexico to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft.

Kirk, a seven-foot redshirt junior, averaged 13.3 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.7 blocks in 32.0 minutes per game this season.

Via Jeff Borzello/CBS Sports

Jarnell Stokes Declares For NBA Draft

Jarnell Stokes will forego his senior season at Tennessee and enter the 2014 NBA Draft.

Stokes was a first-team All-SEC selection as a junior this year. He owns or shares 10 Tennessee statistical records.

"I have made the decision to forgo my senior season and enter the NBA draft," Stokes said in a statement Friday. "I will always be a Vol for Life."

Via RealGM Staff Report

Nik Stauskas Leaves Michigan For NBA Draft

Nik Stauskas will leave Michigan to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft.

Stauskas had a breakout season as a sophomore, averaging 17.5 points while shooting 44 percent from 3-point range.

Stauskas averaged 11 points as a freshman.

Via Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Report: Julius Randle To Enter NBA Draft

Julius Randle will leave Kentucky after one season, multiple sources told ESPN.

Randle disputed the report on Twitter on Wednesday.

Randle is a virtual lock to be a top-10 selection and could go in the top-5.

Via Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Joel Embiid Declares For NBA Draft

Joel Embiid has declared for the 2014 NBA Draft, leaving Kansas after his freshman season.

Embiid is widely expected to be a top-3 pick if his back tests out as healthy.

Embiid missed the final part of the season due to injury.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Marcus Smart Declares For NBA Draft

Marcus Smart has announced he will declare for the 2014 NBA Draft.

Smart decided to return for his sophomore season and averaged 17.8 points, 5.7 rebounds and 4.7 assists this season for Oklahoma State.

"I had a great season here at Oklahoma State," Smart told the newspaper. "It's weird, because I didn't go to the NBA Draft last year, I chose to come back -- which I do not regret at all. A lot of people say I made the wrong decision. But who are they to tell me what I should have done? It's me, not them.

"I believe I made the right decision. I get to do what I love to do."

Oklahoma State was eliminated in the second round of the season.

"I've told my teammates and my coaching staff, this year was my last year here and I am declaring for the NBA Draft," Smart told the Oklahoman. "I have picked an agent, with the Wasserman Group, a great group of guys.

"Ready to rock and roll. I'm getting ready for the NBA Draft and I'm ready to start training."


McAdoo Leaves UNC For NBA Draft

James Michael McAdoo has declared for the 2014 NBA Draft, leaving North Carolina after his junior season.

McAdoo averaged 11.4 points and 5.9 rebounds, including 14.3 points and 7.0 rebounds in two seasons as a starter.

He earned second-team All-ACC honors as a sophomore and junior.

This season, McAdoo averaged 14.2 points and 6.8 boards in leading UNC to a 24-10 record, a tie for third place in the ACC regular-season standings and the third round of the NCAA Tournament.

 "I am thankful to God for the opportunities I have had at Carolina,' says McAdoo. "I am thankful for everything I have been blessed to experience from my relationships with Coach Williams and his staff, to my current and former teammates and to the fact that I am so close to earning my degree from such a great institution. Without a doubt I plan to come back and finish my degree. That is important to me."

Via RealGM Staff Report

Jabari Brown Declares For NBA Draft

Jabari Brown has decided to declare for the NBA Draft.

Brown was a First Team All-Southeastern Conference selection and 1,000-point scorer at Missouri.

Brown is eligible for feedback and to sign with an agent or return to Missouri for his senior season. Underclassmen have until April 15 to withdraw their name from consideration and retain collegiate eligibility.

"This was a step I needed to take in order to make the most educated decision possible with regards to my NBA opportunities," Brown said in a statement. "My time here at Mizzou has been incredible. This is a special place and a second home for me. However, I must approach this looking at the bigger picture. This is a decision that impacts my family as well and that is most important to me."

Via RealGM Staff Report

Kyle Anderson Has 10 To 35 Draft Range

Kyle Anderson elicits divisive opinions from NBA scouts due to his unique skill-set at 6'9.

Anderson almost certainly will need to be given playing time with the ball in his hands to maximize his abilities.

"I think he goes somewhere between 10-35," writes Chad Ford. "That's the widest range I have for any player in the draft."

Via Chad Ford/ESPN

Several NBA Scouts Claim Jabari Parker Will Stay At Duke

Jabari Parker has yet to make a decision about whether to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft or return to Duke for his sophomore season.

Parker has until April 27th to decide.

Parker is reportedly considering returning to Duke so strongly "that several scouts are claiming he's coming back to school," writes Chad Ford.

Ford, however, expects Parker to ultimately decide to declare this season.

Via Chad Ford/ESPN

Johnny O'Bryant Leaves LSU For NBA Draft

Johnny O'Bryant led LSU in scoring at 15 points per game and was second in rebounding.

Jordan Clarkson Leaves Missouri For Draft

Jordan Clarkson is expected to be a late first round pick as a big, athletic guard capable of playing both shooting guard and point.

Andrew Wiggins To Declare For Draft

Andrew Wiggins averaged 17.1 points and 5.9 rebounds per game for Kansas.

Kyle Anderson To Leave UCLA For Draft

Kyle Anderson will leave UCLA to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft.

Kobe Envisions 'Great Potential' In Parker, Wiggins; Willing To Mentor Either Player

Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker have been expected to declare for the draft but neither has made a final decision.

Zach LaVine To Declare For Draft

Zach LaVine's camp believes he should have been entrusted to handle the ball more with the second unit.

Tyler Ennis Declares For NBA Draft

Tyler Ennis averaged 12.9 points and 5.4 assists in his lone season at Syracuse.

Joel Embiid To Declare For NBA Draft

Joel Embiid has progressed in settling on agent representation, but no final decision has been made.

Wiggins Remains No. 1 On Most NBA Boards

Andrew Wiggins struggled in his final collegiate game as Kansas was eliminated by Stanford in the Round of 32, but the game won't hurt his draft stock.

Mouhammadou Jaiteh To Declare For NBA Draft

Mouhammadou Jaiteh will declare his name into the June NBA draft and gauge feedback to frame a decision on whether to stay, a source told RealGM.
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