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Kansas guard Brannen Greene declares for NBA draft, to hire agent

Kansas guard Brannen Greene will enter the NBA draft.
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Kansas shooting guard Brannen Greene will enter the NBA draft, the school announced Wednesday.

Greene was a highly-touted recruit and spent three seasons at Kansas, making just three starts in 93 games. He shot 49% from three-point range as a reserve this season.

The 6'7" guard offers NBA size at his position and shooting ability. He intends to hire an agent, which will lock him in as draft-eligible and make him unable to return to school. His father told Yahoo Sports Greene received positive feedback regarding NBA tryouts.

"I want to thank my teammates for all the great times we had and all the battles we went through together,” Greene said in a statement. “I want to thank the coaches for taking the time to work with me throughout my three years. I definitely want to thank the fans. Running out to 16,000 every night, that won't be replaced at all in any way. I want to thank the fans and everybody I met across the campus for their support."

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“Brannen has elected to declare for the NBA draft with the intent of hiring an agent at some point,” head coach Billl Self said. “I certainly understand Brannen making this decision. We wish him nothing but the very best. He has an NBA skill that I think will translate very well to the next level. We appreciate his efforts during his time at Kansas.”