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Saturday / May 30.
  • Kentucky’s Ashton Hagans declares for NBA Draft, John Calipari says he’s ‘ready’

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Kentucky sophomore guard Ashton Hagans has declared for the NBA Draft, he announced Sunday on Twitter.

    The 6-foot-3 sophomore averaged 11.5 points, 6.4 assists and 3.9 rebounds while shooting 40 percent from the field this season.

    He is projected at the No. 36 overall pick, per ESPN.com.

    Kentucky coach John Calipari Tweeted that Hagans is “ready” for the NBA.

    “From where he was when he got here two seasons ago to where he is now isn’t even close,” Calipari Tweeted. “He’s a completely different player and he’s built his skills and his confidence to take that next step.”

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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.