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Texas freshman Myles Turner declares for the NBA Draft

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Texas freshman Myles Turner will be entering his name in the 2015 NBA Draft.

“My name is Myles Turner, UT alum, and I’ve decided to forgo my education and enter my name in the 2015 NBA Draft,” Turner announced in a video posted on youtube on Monday morning.

Turner was the No. 9 player in the Class of 2014, according to Rivals, and has been considered a one-and-done candidate since his stock skyrocketed late in his junior season of high school.

As a freshman at Texas, Turner averaged 10.1 points, 6.5 boards and 2.6 blocks. Early in the year, he really struggled against elite competition, but as the season progressed, Turner started to play better. He’s got a nice touch from the perimeter and a go-to move in the post -- a quick, face-up jumper that is very difficult to block given his extremely high release point. Defensively, he needs to add some strength, but he has the length and timing to one day be a good shot-blocker at the next level.

Turner is currently projected by Draft Express as the No. 12 pick in the draft.