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Miami loses freshman Lonnie Walker IV to the 2018 NBA Draft

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DALLAS, TX - MARCH 15: Lonnie Walker IV #4 of the Miami Hurricanes reacts in the first half while taking on the Loyola Ramblers in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at American Airlines Center on March 15, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

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Miami is losing freshman guard Lonnie Walker IV to the 2018 NBA Draft as he announced he’ll enter and sign with an agent.

The 6-foot-4 Walker was one of the best newcomers in college hoops this season as he led Miami in scoring at 11.5 points per game. Walker also put up 2.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game while shooting 34 percent from three-point range. A great athlete with room to grow in terms of skill level, Walker is a potential lottery pick in this upcoming draft.

Miami expected to potentially lose Walker after this season as the Hurricanes will have to find another perimeter scorer to compliment him. The Hurricanes also have big man Dewan Huell and guard Bruce Brown testing the waters of the NBA draft. If Miami loses all three, then they’ll have to replace their top three scorers from a No. 6 seed in the NCAA tournament this year.