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Arizona’s Lauri Markkanen Declaring for the NBA Draft
By JACOB POLACHECK
Arizona freshman forward Lauri Markkanen will declare for the NBA Draft with the intention of signing with an agent, he said in a press conference Thursday.
The 7-foot Markkanen averaged 15.6 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 0.9 assists as the Wildcats reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.
Markkanen is projected as the No. 8 pick by DraftExpress.com.
The Pac-12 will likely have four one-and-done first-round picks in Markkanen, Washington’s Markelle Fultz and UCLA’s Lonzo Ball and T.J. Leaf.Follow Jacob on TwitterFollow Adam Zagoria on TwitterAnd Like ZAGS on Facebook