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Kentucky freshman Julius Randle to enter NBA draft

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky forward Julius Randle took a lot of time and talked to a lot of people before deciding to leave after one season for the NBA draft, where he is expected to be among the top five selections.

With five days left before the deadline for underclassmen to declare, the 6-foot-9 Dallas native announced the decision many expected even before he arrived as part of Kentucky's best recruiting class ever. Projected as a lottery pick from the outset, Randle solidified his draft stock by leading Kentucky (29-11) to the NCAA final behind a string of double-doubles despite being double- and triple-teamed.

Randle averaged 15.0 points and 10.4 rebounds and was voted to The Associated Press' All-American third team. With Tuesday's announcement, he joins guard James Young, who said last week that he would enter the June 26 draft.

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Leaders
Points: J. Randle15.0
Rebounds: J. Randle10.4
Assists: A. Harrison4.0
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: A. Harrison79.0%
3P%: A. Harrison35.6%
Steals: W. Cauley-Stein1.2
Blocks: W. Cauley-Stein2.9
Southeastern Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
1 Florida 18-0 36-3
Kentucky 12-6 29-11
Georgia 12-6 20-14
Tennessee 11-7 24-13
Arkansas 10-8 22-12
Missouri 9-9 23-12
LSU 9-9 20-14
Ole Miss 9-9 19-14
Texas A&M 8-10 18-16
Vanderbilt 7-11 15-16
Alabama 7-11 13-19
Auburn 6-12 14-16
South Carolina 5-13 14-20
Mississippi State 3-15 14-19
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 74.8 (71)
Rebounds: 14.4 (6)
Assists: 11.2 (285)
FG%: 45.3% (119)
FT%: 68.2% (236)
3P%: 33.2% (230)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 66.6 (81)
Rebounds: 25.9 (42)
Assists: 10.4 (31)
FG%: 41.1% (59)
FT%: 69.0% (125)
3P%: 32.2% (67)
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Florida36-3
2 Wichita State35-1
3 Virginia30-7
4 Arizona33-5
5 Louisville31-6
6 Villanova29-5
7 Michigan28-9
8 Duke26-9
9 Iowa State28-8
10 Kansas25-10
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Connecticut32-8
2 Kentucky29-11
3 Florida36-3
4 Wisconsin30-8
5 Arizona33-5
6 Michigan28-9
7 Wichita State35-1
8 Michigan State29-9
9 Louisville31-6
10 Virginia30-7
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