NCAA Basketball

Duke freshman star Tatum headed to NBA

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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Jayson Tatum is leaving Duke after his freshman season to enter the NBA draft.

The school announced Tatum's widely expected decision Wednesday , and team spokesman Cory Walton said Tatum plans to hire an agent, which means he won't have the option to return to his college team.

"I'm excited to take the next step in pursuing my lifelong dream of playing basketball at the highest possible level," Tatum said.


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