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Kentucky guard Jamal Murray says he'll enter NBA draft

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky guard Jamal Murray has announced that he will enter the NBA draft, becoming the first of several Wildcats who could follow him to the next level.

"It's just the right decision," Murray said at a Friday news conference attended by several teammates, including Skal Labissiere, who is also expected to enter the draft.

The 6-foot-6 Murray was the Wildcats' top scorer at 20 points per game, the highest average of any Kentucky player under coach John Calipari. The Canadian also set several single-season program records for a freshman with 720 points and 113 3-pointers, the most ever by a Southeastern Conference rookie.

Murray was a first-team Associated Press and All-SEC selection. He is projected to be chosen in the first round and is a possible lottery pick.