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Joel Embiid: No decision on NBA

Kansas freshman center Joel Embiid said Thursday that he has yet to make a decision regarding the NBA draft.

Embiid, in a Twitter exchange with Cliff Alexander, a top recruit who has committed to play for Kansas next season, was responding to a sourced report by Yahoo! Sports that the 7-footer was heading to the pros. Should Embiid declare for the June 26 draft, he is projected by many to be among the top picks.

Kansas coach Bill Self told ESPN's Andy Katz that the 20-year-old Embiid had not informed him of a decision. And Luc Mbah a Moute, Embiid's mentor, also said on Twitter that the freshman has yet to decide.

Embiid averaged 11.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocks this season. He did not play in the Jayhawks' final four games -- including two in the NCAA tournament -- because of a stress fracture in his back.

Guard Wayne Selden will return for his sophomore season, whereas fellow freshman Andrew Wiggins has said he'll enter the draft.

Alexander is a five-star power forward out of Curie High School in Chicago and part of the Jayhawks' No. 8-rated class in the ESPN.com rankings.