Mike Krzyzewski

Duke's Jayson Tatum declares for NBA draft after 1 season

Jayson Tatum is leaving Duke after his freshman season to enter the NBA draft.

The school announced Tatum's widely expected decision Wednesday , and team spokesman Cory Walton said Tatum plans to hire an agent, which means he won't have the option to return to his college team.

"I'm excited to take the next step in pursuing my lifelong dream of playing basketball at the highest possible level," Tatum said.

Tatum was second on the team in both scoring (16.8 points) and rebounding (7.3). He scored in double figures in all but three games, and scored at least 15 in his last six.

He's the 10th Duke player to turn pro after his freshman year, and the...