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Favors declares for draft

Updated: April 9, 2010, 6:54 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- To the surprise of no one, Derrick Favors is leaving Georgia Tech after only one season to enter the NBA draft.

The 6-foot-10 freshman forward is projected by most services as a top-five pick. Even when he signed with the Yellow Jackets, most fans and media figured he'd be one and done.

"I look forward to taking this next step in my basketball career," Favors said in a statement released by the school. "The time is right, and this is the best decision for me and my family."

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