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Mo Bamba entering NBA draft after one season at UT

No surprise here, Texas freshman and breakout star Mo Bamba announced on Tuesday that he would be declaring for the NBA Draft.


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It'll be one and done for Mo Bamba. 

 

After just one season in Austin, Texas, the center is entering the 2018 NBA Draft, he announced Tuesday.

 

"After an incredibly rewarding year at the University of Texas, I will not be returning to school as I will be entering the NBA draft," Bamba said in a statement.

After an incredibly rewarding year at the University of Texas, I will not be returning to school as I will be entering the NBA draft.

Bamba, who's a 7-foot center with a 7-foot-9 wingspan, is a projected lottery pick, primarily believed to be selected in the top five. He was one of the top freshmen in college basketball this season where he averaged 12.9 points and 10.5 rebounds while ranking second nationally in blocks at 3.7 per game. 

 

The Harlem, N.Y. native totaled 15 double-doubles, including eight during an 11-game stretch in January and February. He was sidelined for three games late in the season with a toe injury only to return to produce 13 points, 14 rebounds, and three blocks during a first-round NCAA tournament loss to Nevada.

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