Wake Forest's Hoard to remain in NBA draft, leave college

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest forward Jaylen Hoard says he is staying in the NBA draft and won't return to school for his sophomore year.

Hoard announced his decision Saturday, saying he is "excited to continue my journey at the next level."

Hoard averaged 13.1 points and a team-best 7.6 rebounds as a freshman for the Demon Deacons, notching seven double-doubles.

He is the fourth Wake Forest player in three years to begin his career in pro basketball early.

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