In a no-brainer, Duke center Jahlil Okafor has decided to enter the 2015 NBA Draft after leading the Blue Devils to a national championship.
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Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski announced Okafor’s decision. Okafor averaged 17.3 points and 8.5 rebounds per game in his only season at Duke.
He also made a whopping 66.4 percent of his shots while making the Blue Devils forget about fellow one-and-done star Jabari Parker, who is now with the Milwaukee Bucks after being drafted second overall.
Corey Maggette, Luol Deng, Kyrie Irving and Austin Rivers also spent one season at Duke before moving on to the NBA.
Okafor was relatively quiet in Duke’s national championship win over Wisconsin, but he made two clutch shots at the end of the game as the Blue Devils put together a furious rally after trailing by nine at one point.
The Duke big man is favored by many to be selected first overall, but ESPN’s NBA Draft expert Chad Ford has him rated second behind Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns.