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NC State's Warren to enter NBA Draft

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North Carolina State University's T.J. Warren announced Tuesday that he will enter the NBA Draft.

Warren was the 2014 ACC Player of the Year, having set school records for points in a single season and games with 20+ points in a season.

"I've had some great experiences and now I feel I'm ready to play at the next level," Warren said. "Playing in the NBA has been a lifelong dream of mine and playing at N.C. State has prepared me well to achieve my dream."

The 6-foot-8 sophomore increased his scoring average 12.8 points per game, from 12.1 last year to 24.9 this season.

"I am extremely proud of T.J. He has developed tremendously as a person and as a player over the last two years," head coach Mark Gottfried said. "I truly believe he was the best offensive player in the nation this year, and although he is a great scorer, his rebounding and defensive improvement are often under appreciated."

Last week, fellow sophomore Tyler Lewis announced that he would transfer to Butler.

Lewis averaged 4.4 points and a team-best 3.8 assists, but his best asset was protecting the basketball while setting up Warren.

The NBA Draft will be held June 26 in New York City.

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