N.C. State's T.J. Warren entering NBA draft

Tuesday April 8th, 2014

T.J. Warren led the ACC in scoring and field goal percentage. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) T.J. Warren led the ACC in scoring and field goal percentage this season. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

North Carolina State forward T.J. Warren will forgo his final two years of eligibility and enter the NBA draft, the school has announced.

Warren was voted the ACC Player of the Year this season and averaged 24.9 points per game while leading the Wolfpack to the NCAA Tournament, where they were ousted by St. Louis in the second round.

In a statement, N.C. State coach Mark Gottfried said Warren was a special player.

"He has matured and become a special player to coach. I truly believe he was the best offensive player in the nation this year, and although he is a great scorer, his rebounding and defensive improvement are often underappreciated. I am excited for T.J. and want the very best for him. I believe in him and will miss having him in our program."
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