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UConn’s Kemba Walker Declares For NBA Draft

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STORRS, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut’s Kemba Walker has announced he will enter the NBA draft.

The 6-foot-1 All-American guard led the Huskies to a 32-9 record, including an 11-0 postseason run that ended with a national championship.

Walker is expected to be a first-round pick, and perhaps the second guard chosen behind Duke’s Kyrie Irving.

Walker averaged 23.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.5 assists during his junior season, and scored a school record 965 points.

Walker on Tuesday thanked coach Jim Calhoun “for turning me into a man.”

Walker has not yet hired an agent.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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