Tatum is widely expected to be among the first few picks in the draft. 

By SI Wire
March 22, 2017

Duke forward Jayson Tatum will enter the 2017 NBA draft, the school announced Wednesday. 

Tatum will hire an agent, making his decision binding. 

As a freshman, Tatum averaged 16.8 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. Tatum is widely expected to be among the first few picks in the draft. 

SI.com's Jeremy Woo has Tatum ranked No. 2 in his most recent big board

Duke exited the NCAA tournament on Sunday after a shock defeat to No. 7 seed South Carolina. 

Duke has had a player picked in the top three each of the last three years: Brandon Ingram (No. 2, 2016), Jahlil Okafor (No. 3, 2015) and Jabari Parker (No. 2, 2014). 

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