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5-Star G Anfernee Simons Is Entering The 2018 NBA Draft

A general view of Adam Silver standing at the podium at the 2017 NBA Draft.

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 22: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 22, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Five-star guard Anfernee Simons will not be attending college after all. He's turning pro.

Simons will enter the 2018 NBA Draft, he announced this morning.

Because he is 19 years old and spent this past season as a post-grad at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., Simons is eligible for the draft. A prospect has to be at least 19 and a year removed from high school to enter.

Simons committed to Louisville in November 2016 but decommitted this past September in the wake of Rick Pitino's dismissal. He recently officially visited NC State and Tennessee.

Simons is the No. 1 combo guard and No. 7 overall player in the 2018 class, according to 247Sports' Composite Rankings.

In ESPN's latest mock draft, Simons is projected to go No. 19 overall. The last player who followed a similar path by declaring after doing a post-grad year was Thon Maker, who went in the lottery to the Milwaukee Bucks in 2016.

The 2018 NBA Draft will be held on June 21 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.