(NEW YORK) — Forward DeAndre Daniels from this season’s men’s national basketball champion Connecticut Huskies has declared for the NBA Draft, the school announced Friday.
“DeAndre has made an enormous contribution to the success we have enjoyed at UConn, both on the court and in the classroom,” UConn coach Kevin Ollie said in a statement. “Besides being an outstanding basketball player, he is a quality young man. We wholeheartedly support the decision he has made and wish him nothing but success as he moves ahead with his basketball career. He will always be part of our UConn family.”
Daniels becomes the fifth player that won’t return to Connecticut next season. The Huskies are also losing seniors Shabazz Napier, Niels Giffey, Lasan Kromah, and Tyler Olander.
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