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Memphis’ Will Barton bolting for NBA, expected to sign agent


Mike Miller

Memphis sophomore Will Barton went from promising freshman to sophomore star.

Now he’ll head to the NBA.

According to multiple reports, the wing will make a formal announcement Thursday afternoon. He’s expected to sign with an agent, ending any possibility of returning to school.

The 6-5 Barton averaged 18 points and eight rebounds this season – both tops on the Tigers – which were big jumps from his freshman season (12.3 ppg and 4.9 rpg), thanks to vastly improved shooting and fewer turnovers.

He’s expected to be a late first-round or early second-round selection in June’s draft.

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