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April 23, 2015 Updates

Chris Walker, once a heralded prospect and potential one-and-done player, is leaving Florida, sources confirmed to SNY.tv. It remains unclear if he will try to transfer or play professionally somewhere. “I’m definitely hearing that he’s leaving,” one source said, adding he had heard the news earlier this week. “He needs to transfer. I don’t think he might get drafted at this point.” ZagsBlog.com

In April of 2014, Walker was projected as the No. 10 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft by DraftExpress.com. Now he’s listed as the No. 20 sophomore and is not in any of the site’s mock drafts. "He’s a long way from being a productive NBA player,” one NBA scout told SNY.tv. “Possible second-rounder who will spend time in the D-League next year if he puts his name in the draft.” ZagsBlog.com

FC Barcelona wing Mario Hezonja will declare for the 2015 NBA draft, his agent, Arn Tellem, told ESPN.com on Thursday. ESPN.com

Mario Hezonja declared for the 2015 NBA Draft. The Croatian star of Barcelona will be one of the top picks of the draft. Sportando

Jon Rothstein: BREAKING: Cal's Tyrone Wallace will return to school for his senior season, sources told @CBSSports.com. Story coming. Twitter

You pulled out of the draft last season when you were considered a Top 15 pick. What was the main reason? Kristaps Porzingis: As soon as I declared for the draft, I knew that I wanted I to stay one more year in Spain to get better. Now looking back I think we made the right decision. I had a bad start of the season – individually and as a team. I could have played much better, but I think I have improved my consistency and I have picked it up since the bad start of the season. This season has been tough, but I want to say thanks to coach (Scott) Roth for the work he did with me in Seville. I have a lot of respect for him as a coach and I wish him the best. HoopsHype

April 22, 2015 Updates

Ohio State freshman D'Angelo Russell has decided to go pro, declaring for the NBA draft Wednesday. "This was a hard decision because I knew I could come back and play with my teammates who I love, and to be coached by coach Thad Matta again would have been awesome, but at the same time I wanted to pursue my dream of playing in the NBA," Russell told ESPN.com on Wednesday. "I know what I am capable of and the sky's the limit with effort. I know I have a lot to work on." ESPN.com

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