Duke Star Kyle Filipowski Declares for 2024 NBA Draft

The Blue Devils star will forgo his remaining eligibility and turn pro, he announced.
Mar 31, 2024; Dallas, TX, USA;  Duke Blue Devils center Kyle Filipowski (30) reacts in the first
Mar 31, 2024; Dallas, TX, USA; Duke Blue Devils center Kyle Filipowski (30) reacts in the first / Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Duke star center Kyle Filipowski will forgo his final two years of collegiate eligibility and enter the 2024 NBA draft, he announced on social media.

"After careful consideration and consultation with the people closest to me, I have decided to declare for the NBA Draft," Filipowski said. "This has been a lifelong dream of mine, and I am incredibly grateful to pursue it."

Filipowski thanked the family, friends, fans, teammates and coaches for their support, as he now moves forward to begin his professional career.

Filipowski was key in Duke's run to the Elite Eight this season, and was incredibly productive during his two-year stint in Durham. In 72 games for the Blue Devils, Filipowski averaged 15.8 points and 8.6 rebounds on 47.3% shooting from the floor and a 31.4% mark from three. He was a two-time All-ACC selection.

Filipowski is a projected lottery pick in June's draft.


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