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Duarte declares for NBA draft

Duarte was the 2021 Jerry West shooting guard of the year after leading Oregon to the Sweet 16.

Posted: Apr 25, 2021 8:09 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- In an annoucement posted on his Twitter account Oregon guard Chris Duarte declared for the NBA draft.

Duarte was the first Pac-12 player to earn the Jerry West shooting guard of the year award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. 

Duarte was also a third team All-American and AP Pac-12 Player of the Year averaging 17.1 points per game. 

"I want to thank the entire University of Oregon family for the last two seasons," Duarte said in his announcement. "I transferred to Oregon not knowing what to expect and I can say with confidence that over the last two years, because of the amazing people here. I am leaving a better man and a much-improved player."

Duarte is a projected first-round pick in the draft. 

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