Aaron Gordon, Nick Johnson to NBA

Updated: April 17, 2014, 11:00 AM ET
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Aaron Gordon and Nick Johnson are leaving Arizona for the NBA.

One of the top freshmen during the 2013-14 season, Gordon was widely expected to leave after one season in Tucson.

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Christian Petersen/Getty ImagesAaron Gordon, the Pac-12 freshman of the year, is coming for the NBA.

Gordon was named the Pac-12 freshman of the year after averaging 12.4 points and 8 rebounds per game. He is a projected lottery pick, according to ESPN's Chad Ford, and is currently No. 6 on Ford's Big Board. 

Johnson built up his draft stock with a superb junior season, earning numerous All-America honors and the Pac-12 player of year award.

Johnson led Arizona with 16.3 points per game last season while proving to be one of the nation's best perimeter defenders. He is a projected second-round pick, according to Ford.

Coach Sean Miller said freshman Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and sophomore Kaleb Tarczewski will remain at Arizona for another season.

Arizona (33-5) came within a point of reaching the Final Four, losing to Wisconsin in the Elite Eight.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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