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Ingram to leave Duke for NBA

DURHAM, N.C. — Brandon Ingram made it official — he's the latest Duke one-and-done player.

The freshman announced the move Monday in a first-person story posted on The Players' Tribune website. Duke spokesman Cory Walton said Ingram is hiring an agent, which means he will not be returning to school.

The Kinston, N.C., native is the seventh Duke freshman since 2011 to head to the NBA, a run that started with Kyrie Irving and continued last year when three freshmen made the jump.

Ingram averaged 17.3 points, matching the third-highest average by a Duke freshman.

"On one hand, one year at Duke isn't a very long time. I know that," he wrote in the story. "But I've done a lot of growing, and growing up, in that time."

The slender, soft-spoken 6-foot-9 swingman and Ben Simmons of LSU are projected to be the first two NBA picks.

The ACC freshman of the year, Ingram was the fourth freshman under coach Mike Krzyzewski to average at least 15 points and five rebounds, joining one-and-dones Luol Deng, Jabari Parker and Jahlil Okafor.

"Brandon Ingram was a special player at Duke this year, and his best basketball is still ahead of him," Krzyzewski said.

OBITUARY: Former Indiana star Archie Dees, the first two-time Big Ten Conference MVP, died Monday at age 80. Mr. Dees led the Hoosiers to conference titles in 1957 and 1958, and in his senior season averaged 25.5 points and 14.4 rebounds. Both numbers still rank among the school's five best. He was the No. 2 overall pick in the 1958 NBA draft and played with the Cincinnati Royals, Detroit Pistons, Chicago Packers and St. Louis Hawks in the NBA and the Cleveland Pipers of the American Basketball League. "Archie Dees will be remembered for many great things and being a part of Indiana basketball royalty will be one of them," Hoosiers coach Tom Crean said.

SOUTH CAROLINA: Suspended players Jamall Gregory and Eric Cobb were dismissed from the program. In March the reserves were charged with misdemeanors for shooting a BB pellet gun.

UAB: Assistant Robert Ehsan was promoted to head coach.

Wisconsin: Joe Krabbenhoft, a Badgers forward from 2005-09, was hired as an assistant coach.

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