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Arizona's Kobi Simmons leaving after freshman season for NBA

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona freshman guard Kobi Simmons is declaring for the NBA draft and will not return to school.

The school announced Simmons' decision on Wednesday.

An athletic 6-foot-5 guard from Atlanta, Simmons was a key member of coach Sean Miller's latest stellar recruiting class.

Simmons appeared in all 37 games this past season and started 19, averaging 8.7 points and 2.0 assists. A good shooter and finisher, he has been projected to be selected in the second round.