Duke’s Jahlil Okafor to Enter NBA Draft

(Photo: The Associated Press)
(Photo: The Associated Press)

Duke says freshman Jahlil Okafor will enter the NBA draft.

Coach Mike Krzyzewski made the announcement Thursday, calling it a “great decision.”

Okafor led Duke (35-4) to its fifth national championship, a 68-63 victory over Wisconsin in Indianapolis on Monday night.

The move had been expected all season. The 6-foot-11 Okafor, one of the nation’s top recruits, was both a preseason and postseason AP All-America selection.

He averaged 17.3 points and 8.5 rebounds and shot 66 percent. He’s the first freshman in Atlantic Coast Conference history to be named league player of the year.

Okafor says his freshman year “has been an amazing experience, to say the least.”

He’s the sixth one-and-done player at Duke and the fourth in five years.


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