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Jahlil Okafor, Karl-Anthony Towns declare for 2015 NBA draft
Jahlil Okafor, Karl-Anthony Towns declare for 2015 NBA draft

On Thursday, Duke's Jahlil Okafor and Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns declared for the 2015 NBA draft. Okafor, the 19-year-old, 6-foot-11 center who helped the Blue Devils win the NCAA championship on Monday, averaged 17.3 points and 8.6 rebounds a game as a freshman. Towns and the Wildcats had a perfect record before losing to the Wisconsin Badgers in the Final Four on Saturday to finish with a 38-1 record. The Kentucky forward/center, also 19, averaged 10.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.2 blocked shots. Whichever team lands the top overall pick in the draft will likely debate between Okafor and Towns. Okafor is the more reliable low-post scorer, but his numbers are...

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