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Top prospect headed to NBA draft

Updated: April 14, 2004, 2:09 PM ET
By Bill Hodge | CollegeSports.com

The nation's top high school prospect, forward/center Dwight Howard of Atlanta-Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy, Ga., has announced that he will turn professional, but still enroll in college.

Howard is projected to be the first or second pick in the NBA draft. He also plans to apply to North Carolina and become a part-time student.

"I said I'm going to forgo playing in college, but not a college education," Howard stated at a press conference.

Howard, who averaged 25 points, ...

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