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Sunday / August 25.
  • Duke’s Marques Bolden, Javin DeLaurier to enter NBA Draft process

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    Rising Duke men’s basketball seniors Javin DeLaurier and Marques Bolden have announced their intentions to enter the NBA Draft process, the school announced Monday.

    Both submitted their draft paperwork ahead of the April 21 deadline. They will gather feedback from NBA personnel over the coming weeks, but will maintain their collegiate eligibility, leaving open the possibility of returning to the Blue Devils.

    DeLaurier was one of two Blue Devils to play all 38 games this season, making 16 starts, and averaging 3.8 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. The Shipman, Va., native made 59 of his 79 field goal attempts for a .747 percentage. Bolden averaged 5.3 points and 4.5 rebounds in 35 games this season. The native of DeSoto, Texas, shot .579 from the field.

    Bolden and DeLaurier blocked 58 and 50 shots this season, respectively, helping Duke set both a program and ACC single-season record with 257 blocked shots this season.

    The Blue Devils now have five in the draft process along with freshmen RJ Barrett, Cam Reddish and Zion Williamson, the projected No. 1 pick.

    Photo: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. 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.