Former Kinston star Brandon Ingram declares for 2016 NBA Draft

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GREENVILLE (WNCT) – Former Kinston high school all-american Brandon Ingram has declared for the 2016 NBA draft after just one season at Duke.

Ingram announced his intentions with a letter published by The Player’s Tribune. Duke released the following statement from head coach Mike Krzyzewski:

“Brandon Ingram was a special player at Duke this year, and his best basketball is still ahead of him. He is a no-maintenance player who loves the game, has a strong desire to get better and competes every time he steps on the floor. Brandon is also a creative and thoughtful young man who comes from a beautiful family. We’re proud that he’ll always be a member of the Duke basketball family as he pursues an exciting future in professional basketball. I have absolutely loved coaching Brandon.”

Ingram was the ACC Freshman of the year this season. He averaged 17.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 34.6 minutes per game.

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