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Will Barton to declare for draft

Memphis sophomore guard Will Barton will declare for the NBA draft and hire an agent, a source with direct knowledge told ESPN.com Thursday.

Barton and Memphis coach Josh Pastner met earlier Thursday.

Barton led the Tigers with 18 points a game and eight rebounds.

Pastner was expecting Barton to declare once the season ended, so this doesn't come as a shock.

The NCAA's deadline to declare is April 10. But the NBA early-entry deadline is April 29.