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Saturday / August 24.
  • Ohio State’s Keita Bates-Diop will enter NBA Draft

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    By SEAN BOCK

    Ohio State junior forward Keita Bates-Diop will forego his final year of eligibility and enter the NBA Draft, according to ESPN.

    Bates-Diop, the Big Ten Player of the Year, will make a formal announcement on Monday in Columbus.

    In his junior season, Bates-Diop averaged 19.8 points and 8.7 rebounds while leading his Ohio State team to a 25-9 (15-3 Big Ten) record.

    In the latest ESPN NBA Mock Draft, Bates-Diop is the 17th overall pick to the Indiana Pacers.

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