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NC State freshman guard Dennis Smith Jr. declares for NBA

North Carolina State freshman Dennis Smith Jr. is heading to the NBA.

The point guard declared for the draft during a Tuesday morning announcement on ESPN. The move was no surprise since Smith was considered a likely one-and-done prospect this year and is projected to be a potential top-five pick.

"I believed I had a good chance whenever I hit college," Smith said. "I thought it was definitely an obtainable dream for me, and I knew I would chase it with all my might."

In a text message to The Associated Press, Smith's father, Dennis Sr., said the family was "still weighing our options" for hiring an agent.

Smith was one of two...