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KU’s Joel Embiid declares for NBA Draft Published: April 9, 2014

Kansas freshman Joel Embiid officially declared for the NBA Draft on Wednesday.

A likely top 5 pick in the upcoming draft, the 7-foot Embiid was the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year as a freshman, averaging 11.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game in his only season in Lawrence, Kan.

Embiid was widely projected to be the No. 1 pick in the draft, but back injuries that forced him to miss the final six games of the season have dropped his his stock slightly in the past few weeks.

Teammate Andrew Wiggins declared for the draft last week, and is also projected to be a top 5 selection.

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