SI - Duke forward Jayson Tatum will enter the 2017 NBA draft, the school announced Wednesday.
As a freshman, Tatum averaged 16.8 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. Tatum is widely expected to be among the first few picks in the draft.
SI.com's Jeremy Woo has Tatum ranked No. 2 in his most recent big board.
Duke exited the NCAA tournament on Sunday after a shock defeat to No. 7 seed South Carolina.
Jayson Tatum was rumored by some to be possibly staying at Duke after a disappointing exit, but the freshman maintained his status as a one-and-done by declaring today for the NBA Draft.
Personally, I would have loved to see him stick around. Grayson and Kennard are more than likely going to remain in Blue Devils colors for another season, and the team is bringing in another stellar class. Tatum makes sense as an NBA player, and great for him going after his dreams, but as a fan of college basketball, this is a sad decision.