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UConn’s Lamb Declares for NBA Draft

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(STORRS, Conn.) -- University of Connecticut sophomore Jeremy Lamb announced Tuesday that he will enter this years NBA Draft.

The 19-year-old averaged 17.7 point per game for the Huskies last season. He also was a key cog in UConn's National Championship run in 2011.

“It was a difficult decision,” Lamb said in a statement released by the school, “but after much prayer and discussion with my parents, I feel that it’s in the best interest of me and my family to … pursue my dream of playing professional basketball. I have very much enjoyed my two years at UConn, especially getting to experience one of the greatest feelings that a college player can have, winning the national championship.”

Lamb becomes the second player to announce he is leaving UConn since the end of the season. Junior center Alex Oriakhi has been released from his scholarship and plans to go play the rest of his collegiate career elsewhere.

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