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Arizona State’s Martin declares for NBA draft

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State junior point guard Remy Martin has declared for the NBA draft.

Martin led the  Sun Devils with 19.1 points. 4.1 assists and 3.1 rebounds in 2019-20, putting them on the cusp of a third straight NCAA Tournament appearance before the coronoavirus wiped out the college basketball postseason.

He was named first team All-Pac-12 by The Associated Press. Martin had an immediate impact at Arizona State as a freshman, providing a spark off the bench to help the Sun Devils reach the NCAA Tournament for the first time in four years.

FILE – In this Feb. 22, 2020, file photo, Arizona State’s Remy Martin (1) shows his feelings after a run by his Sun Devils against Oregon State during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Tempe, Ariz. Martin was selected to the Associated Press All Pac-12 team selected Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Darryl Webb, File)

Minnesota’s Carr says he’ll enter NBA draft, not hire agent

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota sophomore point guard Marcus Carr says he will declare his early entry for the NBA draft.

Carr made the announcement in a post on his Instagram account.

He will not sign with an agent, in order to maintain his college eligibility.

Carr has played just one season for the Gophers. He had to sit out in 2018-19 following his transfer from Pittsburgh.

Carr averaged 15.4 points, 6.7 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 36.8 minutes.

He combined with Daniel Oturu for half of the team’s scoring. Oturu recently announced he would enter the NBA draft. 

Minnesota’s Marcus Carr (5) goes to the basket against Northwestern’s Ryan Greer (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Big Ten Conference tournament, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Mississippi State forward Reggie Perry enters NBA draft

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State forward Reggie Perry has entered the NBA draft.

Perry announced his decision on social media and was congratulated by the school in a tweet.

The 6-foot-10, 250-pound sophomore was selected as The Associated Press co-Southeastern Conference player of the year after ranking in the top 10 of several conference categories.

Perry led the SEC in rebounds last season with 10.1 per game, ranked sixth in scoring at 17.4 points and ninth in blocks with 1.2. He also shot 50% to rank fourth in the SEC while leading the Bulldogs to a fourth-place finish.

Mississippi State’s Reggie Perry pulls down a rebound during the second half of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. Kentucky won 80-72. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

Georgetown’s Mac McClung to test NBA waters, could return

WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgetown sophomore guard Mac McClung announced Sunday that he is declaring for the NBA draft but will maintain his eligibility so he can return to college.

The 6-foot-2 McClung attracted an online following for his high-flying dunks while he was in high school in Virginia.

He averaged 15.7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists this season but missed time because of a right foot injury and appeared in only 21 of Georgetown’s 32 games.

McClung’s last game was Feb. 19 against Providence, when he played only eight minutes and missed all three of his field-goal attempts.

As a freshman, he averaged 13.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and two assists.

The Hoyas finished the year with seven consecutive losses and a 15-17 record under coach Patrick Ewing.

Georgetown guard Mac McClung (2) shoots as he is defended by Creighton guard Denzel Mahoney (34) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Washington. Georgetown won 83-80. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

St John’s wing LJ Figueroa declares for NBA draft

NEW YORK (AP) — St. John’s wing LJ Figueroa has declared for the NBA draft.

School officials announced Figueroa’s decision Saturday, saying that he hasn’t hired an agent and still has the option to return to school.

Figueroa can return to school for his final season of eligibility if he withdraws from the draft pool by June 3.

FILE – In this Dec. 21, 2019, file photo, St. John’s guard LJ Figueroa (30) tries to drive past Arizona guard Josh Green (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in San Francisco. Figueroa has declared for the NBA draft. School officials announced Figueroa’s decision Saturday, March 28, 2020, saying that he hasn’t hired an agent and still has the option to return to school. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron, File)

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