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Duke Superstar Declares Eligibility for NBA Draft

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R.J. Barrett is leaving Duke after one season to enter the NBA draft.

Barrett announced his decision Wednesday in a video posted on social media.

“I want to thank God, my family, my coaches and everyone that has helped me reach this decision,” he said in the tweet.

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In the video, Barrett said playing at Duke is a dream and adds that “it’s also a dream of mine to play in the NBA and have great success there.”

School spokesman Mike DeGeorge said Barrett plans to hire an agent but has not yet chosen one.

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The AP All-American averaged an Atlantic Coast Conference-best 22.6 points along with 7.6 rebounds while forming half of perhaps the nation’s most potent one-two punch along with classmate and roommate Zion Williamson.

Williamson is also expected to declare for the draft.

Duke fans wished Barrett the best on Twitter.

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Barrett is widely projected as a lottery pick.

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