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Duke guard Tyus Jones to enter NBA draft

Duke freshman guard and Final Four MOP Tyus Jones will enter the NBA draft.

Duke freshman guard Tyus Jones will forego his final three seasons of college eligibility and enter the NBA draft, the school announced Wednesday.

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Jones averaged 11.8 points, 5.6 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals this season for the Blue Devils.

Jones raised his play in the postseason, scoring 13 points per game in the NCAA tournament, including 23 points in the National Championship victory over Wisconsin. He was named the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player.

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“Coming to Duke was a dream of mine and being a part of such a special team was amazing,” Jones said in a release. “I knew coming in I would be a part of a great team, but I never envisioned I would be a part of such an incredible family. That is what has made winning a national championship such an amazing experience. I am faced with the tough decision of returning to a place I love or pursuing my next dream.”

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Jones is the third freshman from this season’s team to declare for the draft, which will take place June 25 in New York City.

ACC player of the year and first-team All-America center Jahlil Okafor and freshman forward Justise Winslow also announced that they would leave school early.

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