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Derrick Williams entering NBA draft

Updated: April 14, 2011, 1:00 PM ET
By Diamond Leung | ESPN.com

Sophomore forward Derrick Williams, who led Arizona to the NCAA tournament's Elite Eight this season, announced Wednesday he will declare for the NBA draft.

Williams said he intends to hire an agent, forgoing his final two years of eligibility.

The 6-foot-8 Williams is projected to be a lottery pick in June's draft and likely will be among the players in the discussion for the No. 1 overall pick. He averaged 19.5 points and 8.3 rebounds and was named Pac-10 player of the year.

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