EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Oregon junior forward Dillon Brooks says he is entering the NBA draft.
Brooks announced his decision, which was widely anticipated, in a video posted on http://www.positionless.com .
Brooks praised Oregon’s coaches in the video, saying, “I was not highly recruited and they believed in me from the jump.”
“I just feel like now I’m going to take my talents to the next level and enter in the draft,” he said.
The Pac-12’s Player of the Year has hired an agent, which ends his eligibility with the Ducks.
Brooks averaged 16.1 points per game this season for Oregon, which went to the Final Four. Known as clutch performer, he scored game-winners against Tennessee, UCLA and Cal this season.
Brooks is the second Oregon player to say he will leave school for the NBA after sophomore Tyler Dorsey declared on Monday.
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