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Wednesday / June 28.
  • Arizona’s Kobi Simmons Declares for NBA Draft

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    Arizona freshman Kobi Simmons will declare for the 2017 NBA Draft and not return to the program, the school announced.

    The 6-foot-5 Simmons is currently projected at No. 51 by DraftExpress.com.

    “Kobi Simmons, with the support of his family, has decided to declare for the 2017 NBA Draft,” said head coach Sean Miller. “All of us here at Arizona thank him for his freshman season and wish him continued success as he pursues his professional career.”

    Fellow freshman Lauri Markkanen also declared for the Draft.

    Simmons appeared in all 37 games for the Wildcats last season, starting in 19 of them. He averaged 8.7 points, 1.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.

    “I have enjoyed my time at Arizona very much,” said Simmons. “I would like to thank my teammates, coaches and our great fans for their support and effort in making my year truly a special one. Bear Down.”

    Simmons is the fifth Pac-12 freshman to declare for the Draft.

    Photo: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

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    Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.