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Washington’s Jaylen Nowell declares for NBA draft

Washington v North Carolina

COLUMBUS, OHIO - MARCH 24: Jaylen Nowell #5 of the Washington Huskies drives with the ball against the North Carolina Tar Heels during their game in the Second Round of the NCAA Basketball Tournament at Nationwide Arena on March 24, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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Washington sophomore guard Jaylen Nowell is entering the 2019 NBA Draft, he announced on Sunday night.

The 6-foot-4 Nowell was a standout player for the Huskies the past two years as he averaged 16.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game as a sophomore. Shooting 50 percent from the floor and 44 percent from three-point range, Nowell is an intriguing scoring guard if he can shoot well from the perimeter.

The Huskies claimed the Pac-12 regular season title this season as they advanced to the NCAA tournament’s Round of 32 before falling to North Carolina. Nowell leaving means Washington likely has to replace its top four scorers since the other three behind Nowell are all seniors.