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Texas freshman Mo Bamba declares for NBA draft

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AUSTIN, TX - DECEMBER 29: Mohamed Bamba #4 of the Texas Longhorns stands on the court during the game with the Kansas Jayhawks at the Frank Erwin Center on December 29, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images)

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Texas freshman Mo Bamba announced on Tuesday that he will be declaring for the NBA Draft, which comes as no major surprise to anyone that has been paying attention.

“After an incredibly rewarding year at The University of Texas, I will not be returning to school as I will be entering the NBA Draft,” Bamba said in a statement released by the program.

Bamba is a projected top ten pick in this year’s NBA Draft that has a chance to go in the top five. He was always going to be a one-and-done player. A 6-foot-11 center with a 7-foot-9 wingspan, he averaged 12.9 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.7 blocks per game during his one season with the Longhorns.